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Aug 06 2008

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine

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HarperCollins Children's Books
If you saw an urn in a taxi office, what would you do? Most of us would just leave it there, think nothing of it, and get your ride home. However, Lucas can't get the thought of being left on a shelf, all alone, out of his head. Getting his gran to pose as a relative of Violet's family, he takes ownership of her ashes.
Determined to find out just who Violet was and why she was abandoned, Lucas decides to do some investigating. As he begins to uncover her life, he discovers that she is linked extraordinarily closely to his, and to that of his 'missing' father.
This is a strange, but highly entertaining, poignant book, which might just leave you looking at life's little coincidences in a totally different way.
Nikki Heath

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