Charlotte Aimes: The Great Alpine Adventure (YA novel, 12+)
Longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2015
A coming-of-age mystery adventure with attitude. And snowboards.
When it comes to reality aversion, Charlotte Aimes rules unrivalled. Sent to a new school after the death of her mother, she has no interest in playing the popularity game. Not for her childhood friend, Lyla. Not even for the magnetic René Adler. In Charlotte’s book, survival is about being online … and trying to keep her big mouth shut. But when winter sets in and Old Sami goes missing, Charlotte starts asking questions. Who’s in Old Sami’s house? What’s with the jars of powder? And who exactly is the Wannabe Ninja?
Out of range, halfway up a mountain with a killer on her trail and a kidnapped friend on her conscience, Charlotte knows going it alone is a really dumb idea. But who can you turn to when you’ve burned all your bridges?
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