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Thinner Than Water by Sue Hampton

Kim Braddock and Fi
zzy Duvall have never met. Kim’s a passionate footballer with a repertoire of impressions, a temper and a dark sense of humour. Fizzy’s a shy, romantic idealist who wants to please everyone. All they have in common is a very big city, one black parent and one white – and the same fifteenth birthday. When their identities are overturned, they form a bond that changes them both as two families struggle with the truth. But as conflict deepens, is their connection strong enough to survive?

Fiction for young adults aged 13+

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"Contemporary, insightful, humorous and touching, Sue Hampton has written an authentic picture of what it’s like to be mixed-race London teenagers on opposite sides of the social tracks." Christine O'Brien, Golden Egg Academy

"Instantly likeable and believable characters caught up in an impossible situation. With Thinner Than Water, Sue Hampton brings warmth and humour to a potentially devastating situation. A lovely read." Dawn Finch

"Thinner Than Water is an enjoyable and fascinating read. The story line at the beginning involving the accident at birth is made more intriguing because of the parents being a mixed race relationship and from different class systems. The fact that one set of parents had such strong religious feelings really resonated with my own upbringing. This is a fantastic template for an onscreen drama."
Beverley Knight

"A thought provoking, fascinating and completely captivating book about the importance of family, self awareness and self belief." Love Reading

About the Author

Sue Hampton is already the author of 20 novels, mainly for children and teenagers (but also Aria, an e-book and audiobook for adults). Traces made the top three in the People’s Book Prize 2012 and Frank won Bronze in the Wishing Shelf Award 2013. Michael Morpurgo has called Spirit and Fire “enthralling”, Just For One Day “terrific” and The Waterhouse Girl “beautifully written.” Sue, who used to teach, has visited over 300 schools to inspire pupils with writing workshops. She is proud to be an ambassador for Alopecia UK.

Visit Sue Hampton's website.

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Cover by Bryn Lloyd and Shaun Russell

ISBN: 978-0-9571548-1-0
£7.99 (+ postage)

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