From the mysterious beginning to the heart-wrenching end, this young adult novel has all the ingredients of a winner: strange dreams, twins separated at birth, a cruel parent, and a spunky young hero who is plagued by a sense that she was missing part of herself. Fourteen-year-old Magda sets out on a quest to find that missing part. Accompanied by her faithful terrier, Sky, Magda hitchhikes out of town, then treks across endless mountain passes and beyond. She eludes the law and murderous thugs as she travels, ever east through the vast Canadian wilderness. Her solo journey is broken by surprise encounters, including finding the boy, River, washed up in a boat along a shore. Ever driven by an intense desire to reunite with her long-lost twin sister, Magda feels there's no choice but to take River along. Mariel lives across the Atlantic Ocean, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and the story shifts between Mariel and Magda, with whom she shares a deep longing to see. Magda writes to Mariel along the way, and her diary entries make her pain palpable. Her hard-won transformation will leave readers touched and inspired. This thrilling adventure, packed with fierce emotion and exhilarating action, is sure to become a favourite read, for young adults and adults alike.
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