If You Find Me

Emily Murdoch

10-12 years

2014 Nominee

Waterstone's Children's Book Prize

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30 January 2014
336 pages

What happens in the woods, stays in the woods. . .
Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn't, will she ever be free?
For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in a camper van in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa. Her mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey's only priority - until strangers arrive and everything changes . . .

Jenny Downham, author of BEFORE I DIE, says that IF YOU FIND ME is "a beautiful book about survival, identity, family, love and so much more."

Murdoch tells a fascinating tale

Books For Keeps

An extraordinary debut novel

Daily Mail

Bittersweet yet gripping ... a gorgeous literary read for teenagers ... breaks and soothes your heart in equal measure

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