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All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue

All Our Hidden Gifts

Caroline O'Donoghue

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Imprint: Walker Books Us
Publisher: Walker Books Us
Publication date: 8 Jun 2021
ISBN: 9781536213942
4 stars out of 5
Suzi Feay
21 Feb 2021

"O’Donoghue’s intriguing story takes in myth, history, tensions between Catholic and Protestant, and race in Ireland"

Widening the scope of fiction, reflecting more diverse perspectives and keeping up with the zeitgeist are all excellent aims, but in the recent rush to include Bame, trans and non-binary characters, not every YA novelist has wholly avoided the charge of bandwagon-jumping. Thankfully, All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue (Walker Books, £7.99) manages to present a non-binary character with subtlety and warmth. Perhaps it works so well because, being an occult-tinged mystery-romance steeped in Irish folklore, there’s a lot else going on.