The trailblazing new novel from the Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of Run, Rebel. Praise for Run, Rebel – a Guardian best book of 2020: A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems . . . Mann’s brilliant, coruscating verse novel lays out the anatomy of Amber’s revolution, and the tentative first flowerings of hope and change.
GuardianA trailblazing new novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a profound story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis. Natalie’s world is falling apart. She’s just lost her mum and her brother marches the streets of Dover full of hate and anger.
Swimming is her only refuge. Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a new life in Europe.
Every step he takes on his journey is a step into an unknown and unwelcoming future.
A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope.
But is hope enough to mend a broken world?