When Allison runs away from home she doesn't expect to be taken in by Marla, an elderly woman with dementia, who mistakes her for an old friend called Toffee. Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. But as her bond with Marla grows, Allison begins to ask herself -where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?
Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed's execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...
Grace and Tippi don't like being stared and sneered at, but they're used to it. They're conjoined twins - united in blood and bone. But a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead for them, one that could change their lives more than they ever asked for. A story in verse. Winner of The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016.