Maggie lives enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam. She has an older and younger brother—she is in the middle, invisible and forgotten. She meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head. This gripping story of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal is perfect for fans of Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff, Frances Hardinge and Margaret Atwood.
This is a heartfelt, fiction adventure, exploring themes of loyalty, resilience, courage and the environment. Neoma and Jag and their small community are ‘living gentle lives’ on high ground surrounded by the risen sea that has caused widespread devastation. Strangers arrive unannounced endangering their whole way of life. Neoma’s friend Jaguar is kidnapped and she must set off on a solo mission across the risen sea to rescue her best friend and find the truth that will save her village from the invaders. Short chapters, plenty of action!