What the World Doesn’t See
by Darbon, Mel | Young Adult
Published 02/03/2023 by Usborne Publishing
Paperback | 384 pages
‘Poignant, tender, and utterly absorbing, I defy you not to root for Jake and Maudie.’ Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal
‘A hug of a book that holds the reader tight and says sometimes the world is too much and it’s ok not to be ok.’ Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How to Change the World
Run away from what they see. Discover who you are.
Maudie and Jake’s family is falling to pieces – their mum’s been struggling with her grief since they lost Dad and one night she vanishes. When Jake is put into care, Maudie can’t take it any more. She comes up with a wild plan to pull their family back together – by kidnapping Jake.
On the run in Cornwall, Jake and Maudie each find something they hadn’t expected – freedom and love. But can they find Mum and a way to heal together?
A powerful and insightful novel about grief, disability and first love; a story about getting lost and finding yourself.