A magical, spine-tingling novel about a girl who wants to escape her memories and a troll who is desperately trying to remember his, from the award-winning author of Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand and The Impossible Boy
A lonely troll and a fierce, spiky girl form an unlikely alliance in Leonie Agnew’s extraordinary novel for children aged 9 years and up.
Seth has been trapped behind the iron bars of the public gardens for as long as he can remember. By day he’s frozen as a statue of a shepherd boy, but as soon as the sun sets he roams the park, ravenously hungry. He is a troll, and the food he seeks is human memories.
Then he meets Stella. There’s something so different about her — Seth doesn’t want her memories. He simply wants to talk to her. But there’s someone else in the garden who sees Stella as a threat…and a meal.
Captivating, spine-tingling and surprising, this is a novel that holds you spellbound. What is Stella trying to forget? What are the memories that Seth is piecing together? And will he ever escape the lonely garden and start truly living?
Reading Age: 8 to 13 years
RRP: Paperback NZ$19.99
Published by Penguin Random House New Zealand