she's a lighthearted teen heroine for the John Green generation' - Wondrous ReadsKaty Birchall is the author of the side-splittingly funny The It Girl: Superstar Geek, The It Girl: Team Awkward and its eagerly-awaited sequel The It Girl: Don't Tell the Bridesmaid.
In the time of cruelty, the Manth people march back to their homeland. They grow weak with starvation. Ira Hath, the prophetess, is the only one who knows the way - but she is dying. Bowman eagerly awaits his calling to join the Singer people, but when his sister Kestrel, is taken by bandits he must use his powers to find her.
In the dark town of Grislygust a competition is under way - The Great Grislygust Grow-off. Marvin plans to grow the tastiest tomatoes in town but his beastly brother Boris an his poisonous sister Prunella make fun of him. But Marvin is determined to prove everybody wrong and soon his competitors will find themselves in big trouble.
Every time Cassie Smith tries to sleep, she is plagued by visions of a death: A little girl called Zillah. A victim of the holocaust. In desperation Cassie is sent for treatment in an old manor house. There she meets other children just like her. Including Seth... Seth who looks so familiar. Her dream becomes nightmare. And then reality.
After the death of Harry's father, his mother remarries and Harry has a new step-brother. But Harry feels lonely and rejected, and he runs away with his friend Ocky, a chimpanzee from the circus. The author's other novels include "Friend or Foe" and "Why the Whales Came".