Title: Million Things, A
Author: SPURR EMILY
Publication date: 30/03/2021
Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHERS
Publishing status: Active
Rae is ten years old, and she’s tough. She’s had to be- life with her mother has taught her the world is not her friend. Now suddenly her mum is gone and Rae is alone, except for her dog Splinter.
Rae can do a lot of things pretty well for a kid. She can shop and cook a little and take care of Splints and keep the front yard neat enough that the neighbours won’t get curious. But she is gnawed at by fear and sadness; haunted by the shadow of a terrible secret.
Lettie, the old woman who lives next door, might know more about Rae than she lets on-but she has her own reasons for keeping the world at arm’s length. When Rae finds out what they are, it seems like she and Lettie could help each other.
But how long can a friendship based on secrets last?
A Million Things is a tender, funny, and heartbreaking story of how we cope with grief.