Catherine Forde Tug of War

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Tug of War

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In 2012, The Emergency begins as terrorist bombs shatter cities and wreak havoc on normal life. Molly’s parents decide to send her and her brother, John, away to safety in the countryside. Molly is sent to Paradise Farm where she is cared for by Pernilla, who has always wanted a child and gives Molly everything she desires. Pernilla’s youthful enthusiasm is in stark contrast to Molly’s own frumpy mom. Molly is so caught up in her new life that she fails to take action when her friend, Fergal, tells her that John has been sent to live with an abusive farmer. It is not until her mother comes to visit that Molly realizes how important her family is, and how close she is to losing them.

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Catherine Forde is the author of numerous books, including Fat Boy Swim, which won the Grampian Children’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award, and Skarrs, which was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

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"Another gripping story . . . from an author who never disappoints."  —The Independent

"Delicious."  —Sunday Telegraph

"One of the best children's books I've ever read.  It's raw, poetic, beautifully written and frighteningly real. The characters are alive, the use of language is stunning . . . dark, funny, bleak and ultimately hopeful."  —Kevin Brooks, author, Kissing the Rain

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