When Jenny is offered a place with a seemingly perfect foster family, she dares to hope that she'll be happy. But when she discovers an old diary beneath a floorboard, she begins to unravel a secret that has mind-blowing consequences. A thought-provoking page turner with an intriguing mystery at its centre.
It takes just one moment for Jenny's life to change forever. Taken to live at Oak Hall Children's Centre, Jenny begins a very different life, confined to a wheelchair and dreaming of an earlier time.
Then Helen and John Holland offer her a foster home with their adorable five-year-old son, Stephen. They are the model of a perfect family, and Jenny dares to hope for happiness. Her days fill with school, her first boyfriend, learning pottery with Helen and Stephen, preparation for a ski trip, and learning to walk - and ski - again.
But why is the Holland family so reclusive, what prompts Helen's sudden anger, and is the family as perfect as it seems? When she discovers an old diary beneath a floorboard, Jenny begins to unravel a dark secret. And suddenly she must make a huge and dangerous decision.
About the Author:
Sarah Wray lives in Belfast with her husband and three children. The Forbidden Room is her first children's novel and beat thousands of other entries to win the WOW Factor competition in the UK. She has a degree in Genetics and has worked as a medical lab technician, a child-minder, a science teacher and done voluntary work with disabled children.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Sarah Wray
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