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The Girl in the Green Dress

by Cath Staincliffe

This week’s Friday Read comes from Amanda Keats, Managing Editor of Constable:

The Girl in the Green Dress is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration not just of a crime but also of the fallout, wrapped as it is in prejudice, ignorance and intolerance. It’s insightful and intriguing and one that is sure to stay with you long after that final page!

Staincliffe writes superbly about pain, drama and conflicted emotions, somehow weaving together a story that manages to be tense and exciting, yet utterly heartfelt. But the real strength of this book lies in the many questions it raises, about both male entitlement and acceptance of transgender youth and anyone who might be seen to be ‘different’.

The second I finished reading I was desperate to discuss the many themes explored within, which I’d say makes it the perfect story for book club reads. Just brilliant!

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