ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020
WINNER OF THE SHADOWER'S CHOICE AWARD, FROM THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2021
WINNER OF THE UKLA BOOK AWARDS 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRANFORD BOASE AWARD 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SHEFFIELD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
I am restless, my feet need to fly.
Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears.
Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself.
Freedom always comes at a price.
Run, Rebel is a trailblazing verse novel that thunders with rhythm, heart and soul - perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan, Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur.
A compelling and emotive verse novel about a young girl defining her place in the world which sensitively explores themes of bullying and domestic abuse . . . a powerful read.
From debut works about grief, mental health and global diasporas to long-overdue anthologies by poetry icons, here are some of the year’s best books of verse.