Annie's Game

Annie's Game

Summary

Jack has always known his little sister, Annie, is bright. By the time she's five, she's reading Hamlet and the Financial Times, and has an extremely active imagination. Her odd behaviour doesn't make life easy at school for Jack, especially when Annie insists that she has an invisible but very real friend called Sarah, who accompanies her everywhere. Jack is desperate to prevent Annie's obsession causing problems at school - good behaviour is vital if they're to be allowed to go on the long-promised trip to America to meet their absent father.
When they are finally aboard the plane for America, Jack is thinking quietly, maybe drifting off to sleep, when he is rudely interrupted by the crystal clear voice of a girl - not Annie, but Sarah!
A perceptive, amusing and moving novel about sibling relationships, absent parents and the borderline between truth and imagination, which will be eagerly enjoyed by boys and girls of 8+.

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  • A terrific story
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About the author

Narinder Dhami

Narinder was born and brought up in Wolverhampton, with two younger sisters. She went to Birmingham University and worked for about ten years as a primary school teacher. Always nurturing a talent for writing, she finally turned her attention to it full-time after winning several short story prizes. Her very first book was accepted by a publisher and she hasn't looked back since.

She lives with her husband and their five cats in Shropshire.
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