***CLAIRE NORTH IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD***
My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets.
It started when I was sixteen years old.
A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.
No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.
That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . .
The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.
Praise for Claire North:
'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times
'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent
'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian
'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times
'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4
'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club