The Day I Met Suzie

‘My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.’ I moan softly. ‘So could I.’

‘Anything you tell me is completely confidential.’ I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? ‘I wouldn’t know where to begin.’

‘At the beginning?’ she says. ‘In your own words.’

So that’s what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.

The day I met Suzie.

Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend – and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.

Book details

ISBN: 9780340997024
Pub Date: 7th Mar 2013
Published by: Hodder Children’s Books

Also available as an eBook

My notes on The Day I Met Suzie…

How much do we really know about our friends and family? I’m always intrigued by the masks we present to the world, the people we pretend to be. Combine that with another of my favourite themes, how life can suddenly turn upside down, and see what happens to Indie when she meets Suzie, the arch-pretender.

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