The powerful story of two siblings trying to survive extreme poverty by the multi-award-winning, Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author of Boy 87 - Ele Fountain.

Lola's life is about to become unrecognisable.
So is Lola.

Everything used to be comfortable. She lived in a big house with her family, where her biggest problems were arguing with her little brother or being told she couldn't have a new phone. But as one disaster follows another, the threads of her home and family begin to unravel.

Cut off from everything she has known before, Lola must find a new way to survive.

Now, an ordinary girl must become extraordinary.

'Page-turning’ - Irish Times

‘An enchanting story’ - Daily Telegraph

‘Fountain’s deft writing avoids heavy-handed moralising, gripping the reader with fast-paced action while quietly laying out the injustice of a world where children can starve on the streets, or be brutally beaten for sitting in the wrong place’ - Guardian

Ele Fountain worked as an editor in children’s publishing where she helped launch and nurture the careers of many prize-winning and bestselling authors. Ele’s debut novel, Boy 87, won four awards and was nominated for nine more, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and two daughters.