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Invisible in a Bright Light by Sally Gardner

Invisible In A Bright Light

Sally Gardner

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Zephyr
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 17 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781786695222

A middle grade novel about a crystal chandelier shaped like a galleon that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning.

4 stars out of 5
Kitty Empire
24 Sep 2019

"[Gardner's] assured plot swings audaciously between alternate realities, as another pair of twins, Maria and Celeste, are forced to play a confounding, dangerous dream-game"

Sally Gardner has been absent from the middle-years lists for some time, too. Although not quite as much of a household name, the prize-winning Gardner is another dab hand at literary world-creation. Fourteen years have passed since Gardner’s last middle-years novel, I Coriander, and her latest, Invisible in a Bright Light, is set in a Copenhagen theatre full of backstage drama. Her assured plot swings audaciously between alternate realities, as another pair of twins, Maria and Celeste, are forced to play a confounding, dangerous dream-game: the Reckoning. The prize is the lives of their parents, and the lives of the rest of the passengers of a ship that might, or might not, have been lost at sea in the Baltic in 1870.

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