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Cover reveal: Kirsty Applebaum’s gripping debut, The Middler

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This April we’re delighted to be publishing Kirsty Applebaum’s debut, The Middler – a gripping story for 9-12 year-olds of forbidden friendship, loyalty and betrayal set in a near-future world. And today we’re very pleased to share the cover for the first time!

Eleven-year-old Maggie lives in Fennis Wick, enclosed and protected from the outside world by a boundary, beyond which the Quiet War rages and the dirty, dangerous wanderers roam.

Her brother Jed is an eldest, revered and special. A hero. Her younger brother is Trig – everyone loves Trig. But Maggie’s just a middler; invisible and left behind. Then, one hot September day, she meets Una, a hungry wanderer girl in need of help, and everything Maggie has ever known gets turned on its head.

Narrated expertly and often hilariously by Maggie, we experience the trials and frustrations of being the forgotten middle child, the child with no voice, even in her own family.

And here’s a look at the full cover, illustrated by Matt Saunders!

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Pre-order a copy on Amazon here.

We can’t wait to share the book with you!

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