Red Ink

Julie Mayhew

No. of pages 320

Great for age

Sometimes lies are safer than the truth. When her mother is knocked down and killed by a London bus, fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki is left with no family worth mentioning. Her mother, Maria, never did introduce Melon to a 'living, breathing' father. The indomitable Auntie Aphrodite, meanwhile, is hundreds of miles away on a farm in Crete, and is unlikely to be jumping on a plane and coming to East Finchley anytime soon. But at least Melon has 'The Story'. 'The Story' is the Fourakis family fairytale. A story is something. RED INK is a powerful coming-of-age tale about superstition, denial and family myth.


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Red Ink was written by Julie Mayhew. It was written for young readers to enjoy.

Genres: family

Tags: orphan, family fairytale, family myth, coming of age, superstition and denial

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