Valerie Mendes' gripping, fast-moving novel explores the whirlpools of change in teenagers' lives, the strengths of friendship, and the inescapable, binding pull of love. Thirteen-year-old Nathan is furious when his mum hauls him off to Cornwall for Christmas and then tells him they are to move there for good. He wants to be back with Dad and his best friend, Tom, in his London life. But then he finds a cottage--and a girl. The girl in the attic. Who is she and what is the family secret that haunts her life?

Girl in the Attic 2002, Simon & Schuster, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780689836800

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