Where the Light Goes

Sara Barnard author


Publisher:Walker Books Ltd

Published:4th May '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

Where the Light Goes cover

A heart-wrenching exploration of grief from a bestselling YA author, set in a landscape corrupted by fame and the scrutiny that comes from living in the shadow of a star.

To the world, Lizzie Beck is a superstar: famous, talented and beloved.
To Emmy, she is simply Beth: her brilliant older sister, her idol.

But then Beth takes her own life, and all the light in the world disappears.

Now Emmy is lost. Amidst the media storm and overwhelming public grief, she must fight to save her own memories of her sister – and find out who she is without her.

"raw and brilliant" * Holly Bourne *
A powerful and raw exploration of grief and fame, Where the Light Goes is infused with empathy and hope. -- Fiona Noble * The Observer *
Emmy’s grief, her rage at those she feels let Beth down, and her attempts to cope with social media onslaughts shape this wrenching, powerful novel for 14+, the talented Barnard’s best yet. -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian *
The always-thoughtful Sara Barnard is on form with Where the Light Goes [...] both heart-wrenching and hopeful” * The Irish Times *
A heart-wrenching, unflinching exploration of grief, rage, sadness and hope, in all its messy forms told with a deeply authentic and moving voice. * WRDExtra *

ISBN: 9781529509137

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 23mm

Weight: 266g

384 pages