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Invisible in a Bright Light by Sally Gardner

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An imaginative novel [with] a suspenseful challenge and a vivid backstage world of intrigue and romance … Original and rich’ Sunday Times Book of the Week. From I Coriander to Invisible in a Bright Light Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. A pitch-perfect story about a crystal chandelier that splinters into a thousand pieces a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning. It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House in a freezing city by the sea where a huge crystal chandelier in the shape of a galleon sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste a theatre rat wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste’s past and why she must risk playing a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves. ‘This is a classic Gardner modern fairy tale full of fabulous locations and mesmerising characters. lt’s a complicated layered history tale … but do not underestimate this age group’s intelligence and focus; young book lovers will be as delighted as they are challenged’ Big Issue Books of the Year 2019.

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