We’re thrilled this week to have the online exclusive of Non Pratt’s Unboxed, which was published as part of Barrington Stoke’s Small and perfectly formed Teen and YA Preview Summer 2016.
“Four friends meet up at their old school to open the memory box they stowed there years ago – with five letters inside for four of them, because their friend Millie has died. When they open the box they find a new letter from Millie and discover that she has left them special instructions: permission to open her letter only if they all read aloud the letters they wrote to their older selves, revealing their deepest secrets.”
Read a snippet below:
Only two of us make it up onto the roof – me and Dean. Ash declared he never had any intention of trying. Zara caught her silk halter-neck on the wire and got very upset about how much it cost. And Ben isn’t built for climbing – although without a leg-up from him to the top of the fence, I’m not sure we’d have got any further either. Dean and I aren’t as athletic as we used to be.
I step away from the edge towards the middle of the roof, and the others are swallowed up and hidden from view. Without their presence pressing on me, with a summer sunset blazing out across the sky above, I feel free, light as a feather, as if I could float off and leave them all behind.
Download the full preview HERE.
Due for release: August 2016.