Author(s): Malorie Blackman
Something happened to Mel when she was just a little girl; something that ripped her family apart, that she's never been able to forget, that haunts her every waking moment. When she discovers she's pregnant at seventeen, she's terrified that the events in her past could take place all over again. And she'd rather give up her baby girl than let that happen...This is the powerful and unforgettable companion novel to Boys Don't Cry.
The gripping new novel and companion story to BOYS DON'T CRY, by award-winning author and Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman.
Short-listed for "The Bookseller" YA Book Prize 2017.
"Malorie Blackman has a nature affinity for space tales and this shines through in her bold new novel ... The ensuing gripping story has plenty of strong emotions to play with: love, hate, fear, jealousy and more than a dash of betrayal. It's a stylish tale and one ripe for a sequel" Telegraph "It all builds up to a terrific climax, the plotted emotions and action coming together in scenes of great tension ... Chasing the Stars goes boldly where few YA titles have gone before: never before have I come across a book that's a combination of Star Trek, Ten Things I Hate About You and a murder mystery. What's not to like?" -- Tony Bradman Guardian "Full of nail-biting adventure, interstellar conflict and then passion ... keeps us guessing to the last.This is confident sci-fi saturated with emotional intensity" -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times - Children's Book of the Week "The former Children's Laureate is never afraid to tackle challenging issues ... a thrilling love story" Mail on Sunday - Children's Book of the Month "This is storytelling on a grand scale, with love, danger, treachery, jealousy and tragedy ... I read it in two breathless sittings and I absolutely loved it" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman is the Children's Laureate 2013-15.