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  • Published: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141379234
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $21.00


Find Your Spark, Achieve More and Live Better

A powerful and shocking chiller from a master storyteller - perfect for the Originals - Iconic, Outspoken, First

Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?

  • Published: 16 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141379234
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. He went on to become the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list, and in 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD.

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