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Length: 253 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Age Category: Young Adult
Date Published: 22 March 2022
Amazon Link: https://a.co/d/hY4Rd9j (Canada)
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/59743932
You keep it on the inside because it's the safest place to hide.
Fifteen-year-old Elliot ‘Matchstick’ Hart spends his days caring for his mum and hiding from the school bully.
Fifteen-year-old Josh McBride spends his days tormenting Elliot and avoiding his abusive stepdad.
Inspired by a picture in an old newspaper, Elliot embarks on an adventure to the city.
Little does he know that Josh has decided to join him. On their journey, strangers and surprises force them to look at each other in a different light.
Kate S. Martin is a high school English teacher and Young Adult author. She likes to write 'gritty' stories that tackle tough issues whilst also encouraging empathy and hope. When she isn't spending time her family, she can often be found going on long dog walks with Jessie, the miniature schnauzer. She can be found on Twitter @katemartin100 and Instagram @katemartin100.