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“An absorbing story full of depth and emotion…
[a] beautifully realized debut.”
–Kirkus starred review

“A lacerating picture of grief and regret… compelling.”
–Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books starred review


“Full of struggle and strong emotions, likely to find an appreciable YA audience.”       School Library Journal


“Sharpe’s writing is beautiful and her characters are fully realized.”       Booklist


Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2014

Carnegie Medal nominee


May 2014 pick for The Guardian Teen Book Club  —  

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Published in the US, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Italy and Turkey.

BARBED WIRE HEART, Tess’s debut adult contemporary, TBP in 2018 by Grand Central!