UKYA

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Red Ink by Julie Mayhew

getimage_160_246_c1_center_center_0_0_1When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce Melon to a ‘living, breathing’ father.

The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete, and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane and coming to East Finchley anytime soon.

But at least Melon has ‘The Story’. ‘The Story’ is the Fourakis family fairytale. A story is something.

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Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

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