Innocents Story

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Murder victims - 218 pages
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When Cassina is blown-up by a suicide bomber in a station in England, life as she knows it is over. Except that she doesn't die. And - miraculously - neither does the bomber. Cassina survives as something that can live in the heads of humans, knowing their thoughts but powerless to change them. Cassina ends up in a variety of minds - her mum's, her dad's, a mad old lady's, a bigot's - but most scarily of all, she ends up in the head of the man who murdered her. It's an experience that challenges every single one of her beliefs and preconceptions, that terrifies her and frustrates her but, most of all, that changes her. Can it change him too . . .'This is Cassina's story, in her voice - a voice that will grip you and goad you, make you laugh and make you cry. It is a voice you will never forget.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A contemporary English teen has a permanent out-of-body experience, prompting her to re-evaluate her life as well as the world around her. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Cassina and her younger ... Read full review

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Thirteen-year-old Cassina Dixon narrates her existence after being killed in a terrorist bombing, when, as a "para-spirit," she passes through a series of hosts, including the bomber and the religious zealot who would force him to kill again. Read full review


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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for Feather Boy.

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