The Mending Summer-9780062985651

The Mending Summer

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By: Standish, Ali
Format: Hardback
Published By: HarperCollins
Date of Publication: 25/05/21
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780062985651
Dimensions in mm: 148 x 218 x 33

Perfect for fans of Orphan Island and Wishtree,The Mending Summeris the next stunning middle grade novel from Ali Standishauthor of the Carnegie Medal nomineeThe Ethan I Was BeforeandAugust Isle, Bad Bella, and How to Disappear Completelyabout a girl who is struggling to deal with her fathers alcoholism when she discovers an enchanted lake

Some summers are meant to break your heart. Others to mend it. Every once in a while, a summer rolls around that does both.

For Georgia, this summer is shaping up to be a big disappointment. Mama is busy studying for her biology degree. Daddy is working nights, and often the man who comes home isnt Daddy. Hes a man who looks like Daddy, but walks a little wobbly. Who sounds like Daddy, but sings a little too loud. Georgia calls him the Shadow Man.

So now, instead of riding horses with her friends at camp, Georgia is sent off to the country to stay with her mysterious great-aunt for the summer to avoid her parents fighting.

There, a lonely Georgia meets a mysterious friend named Angela and together, they discover a magical lakeone that can make wishes come true. At first, the lake offers Georgia a thrilling escape from her worries and hope that she can use its magic to heal her family. But as things grow worse at home, a troubled boy appears at the lake and the wishes threaten to spiral out of control . . .

Award-winning author Ali Standish explores the courage it takes to piece your heart back together again when those closest to you break it.

"Standish has created a timeless tale of discovery, growth, and relationships.A powerful story about an important topic." School Library Journal (starred review)

Readers will be drawn into this story of friendship, magic, and the heartbreakand healingof addiction. Kirkus