On Midnight Beach
Gripping, evocative and with a hugely engaging cast of characters, this is a stunning first young adult novel from a well-known Irish author/illustrator.
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In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .
When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . .
But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.
‘An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it’ Sarah Crossan
‘An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book’ Eoin Colfer
An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it.
An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book.
A gripping YA novel written with so much passion and heart the words practically beat on the page. A cracking read for older teens and adults alike.
One chapter of this astonishing novel and shivers of joy are coursing down my spine
Sometimes you come across a book that ticks all the boxes in your heart. I loved this wonderful shapeshifter of a book. Masterful
A beautifully written, poignant coming of age story
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