Celia Frost is a freak. At least that's what everyone thinks. Her life is ruled by a rare disorder that means she could bleed to death from the slightest cut, confining her to a gloomy bubble of "safety". No friends. No fun. No life. But when a knife attack on Celia has unexpected consequences, her mum reacts strangely. Suddenly they're on the run. Why is her mum so scared? Someone out there knows – and when they find Celia, she's going to wish the truth was a lie... A buried secret; a gripping manhunt; a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? A page-turning thriller that's impossible to put down.
"Paula Rawsthorne's excellent debut is original and gripping and the tension is palpable throughout... As well as being a compulsive thriller, this novel is also a skilful coming-of-age novel.Both parts of the story build to a thoroughly satisfying climax and resolution, with final twists to surprise." - Books For Keeps
Winner Leeds Book Award 2012 and Sefton Super Reads Award 2012, Winner Brilliant Book Award
Sunburst Award Finalist | Aurora Award Finalist | CBC's Bookies Award Finalist"Showcases the inventive mind and immense storytelling talent of one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." – Library JournalChimerascope [ki-meer-uh-skohp] — a story of many parts...A young artist hungers to draw you. A dinner…