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Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence

Eight Pieces of Silva: an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go ...

Patrice Lawrence

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publication date: 6 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781444954746

From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?

3 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
15 Aug 2020

"fresh and true voices"

Lawrence writes in the language of many London teenagers. If you abhor deliberate grammatical inaccuracies in your narration, this is not for you. I enjoyed it and found the voices fresh and true. Lawrence, of Italian and Trinidadian heritage, can always be relied on to reference good music, and I loved her nods to K-pop and Marvel movies. Silva’s character I found a little less convincing, and the motive for her disappearance doesn’t quite add up.