Celia has lived her whole life, nearly fifteen years, in fear. Any knock, bang, cut or graze could kill her due to a rare and untreatable disorder which stops her blood from clotting. She has been moved from school to school, home to home, her mother always trying to avoid questions about her condition.
When Celia is involved in a violent incident at school, what should have been a fatal knife attack surprises everyone, not least Celia, by not killing her. Celia begins to wonder if there is something her mother has never told her, something much more sinister than a blood disorder.
With her new found friend Sol, she starts to investigate the truth behind her mother's strange behaviour and hysterical over-protectiveness, but will Celia lead herself into more danger than ever before?
The Truth about Celia Frost is a great thriller from a debut author, and should put Paula Rawsthorne firmly on the map as a bright new talent in teen fiction.
Age group 12+
Published by Usborne Publishing