Troubled Kate is hostile to the idea of moving to the country, suspecting that the family are only moving because of her problems at school. But everything goes wrong from the moment they move into the old farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere - Mum and Dad arguing so much that Mum moves back to London, school just as much of a problem as ever and she still can't read properly... Then Kate discovers a reason to try again: the abandoned garden behind their new home...
There is a lot that is gently moving and wise in this very readable novel
A beautifully composed, uplifting, bittersweet story
This book grips from the very beginning and although it touches on many issues, it tells a good, believable story
If you're feeling low, this book'll cheer you up big time