Dads leave home all the time. It's not that unusual, really. Leon's dad walked out. So did Mo's. But Archie's? Well, that's a different story - a story that Archie must keep secret at all cost. Archie knows he should accept Dad for who he is, so he hides his turmoil until he can stand it no longer. With nowhere else to turn, he finds himself at the railway track. The track has been calling to him, promising escape, release. The only problem is, it's been calling to someone else too...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+
"Delivers thrills and plenty of talking points without being in least patronising" -- The Letterpress Project
"A dark, unsettling story and totally authentic in the way that it's told" -- The Bookbag
"Full of love, humour and heartbreak … Annabel Pitcher portrays Archie with real insight and readers will understand completely the agony he feels" -- LoveReading4Kids
"Brilliant" -- BookTrust
About the Author
Annabel Pitcher studied English a t Oxford and went on to work as a script writ er and an English teacher. Her first novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, quickly became a bestseller and has been translated into over twenty languages. It was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal, and won the prestigious Branford Boase Award.