Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Book Awards

Shortlisted for the 2017 Essex Book Awards

Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal 

Junior Library Guild Selection (USA)

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Hardback by Hot Key Books

ISBN: 9781471404801


Ebook: 9781471404788


Publication Date: 03 Sep 15


Imagine discovering a secret SO nuts that it COMPLETELY does your helix in and makes your worms pop out of your mush in a TOTAL muddle.

This is what happens to Sophie.

Sophie Nieuwenleven is sort of English and sort of Belgian. Sophie and her family came to live in Belgium when she was only four or five years old, but she's fourteen now and has never been quite sure why they left England in the first place. Then, one day, Sophie makes a startling discovery. Finally Sophie can unlock the mystery of who she really is. This is a story about identity and confusion - and feeling so utterly freaked out that you just can't put it into words. But it's also about hope. And the belief that, somehow, everything will work out OK.

SOPHIE SOMEONE is a tale of well-intentioned but stupid parenting, shock, acceptance and, ultimately, forgiveness, written in a brave, memorable and unique language all of its own.

"A pacy, exuberant story full of wit and charm."

- Costa Children's Book Award Judges                         

"This is an absolutely exquisite book from start to finish."

 -  Book Trust

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  Paperback by Hot Key Books

  ISBN: 9781471404894

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USA/Canada paperback by Candlewick Press