About this book
A new edition of Siobhan Dowd's novel about a girl's courage in the face of prejudice and hardship within a small community in Ireland, when she finds herself pregnant.
After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her relationship with childhood friend, Declan.
|Random House Children's Books|