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- DescriptionThe Voice takes possession of a sleeping child. She wakes, terrified.... By the time Leila turns fifteen, she is living under the tyranny of the The Voice. What started out as a whisper inside her head has grown into a sinister presence that haunts her every move. It started with the twitches; everybody thought it was just a phase. But as Leila gets older The Voice's commands become increasingly dangerous, and she embarks upon a struggle against food that threatens to endanger her life. Leila's troubles begin to have a disturbing impact on family life, and her younger sister Jenna finds herself growing up fast. Besides, Jenna has some new feelings of her own to deal with. When new boy Charlie moves in next door romance comes kcking. But has she got space in her life for Charlie and for Leila? There are lots of questions that need to be answered. Why is the shadow that follows Leila around growing in size? And what are the secrets that Leila is keeping? Awash in Leila's world, Jenna tries to untangle her complex web of problems, in a bid to prise her sister from the clutches of the dark force that threatens to consume her. This debut vel for young adults deals with complex issues affecting teenagers today.
- Author BiographyLesley is a secondary school librarian, working and living in Kings Cross, London. She worked as a Saturday library assistant before studying French and Theatre Studies at Warwick University. Her love of reading drew her back into the world of books and after several years working in public libraries she moved into school libraries. She loves her job which allows her to be creative, indulge her inner teenager and best of all encourage young people to read. She draws inspiration for her writing from past experiences and the world she now lives and works in. Lesley studied writing for children at City University with tutor Keren David and is a member of SCBWI and a YA writing group. The sequel Her Other Voice is now also available on Amazon. Thanks for visiting Lesley's page!
- PrizesWinner of Islington Teen Read 2014.
- Author(s)Lesley Cheetham
- PublisherLambchop Publishing
- Date of Publication01/06/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLambchop Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight240 g
- Width132 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine12 mm
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