Close Your Pretty Eyes

Fear so dense you’ll taste it. Can’t take your eyes off Sally since Ways to Live Forever? Now close them for this sinister tale of lost children and creeping menace. Eleven years old. In care since she was five. Fifteen foster homes so far. Life’s been tough on Olivia. Now she’s starting at her sixteenth home: a secluded farmhouse, centuries old. Olivia can feel the ghosts there. She senses their terror seeping from the walls. What must she do to save her brand new family? Screaming tension that’ll get you flinching at every turn of the page. The danger is real. But does it come from ghosts – or from the twisted mind of a damaged child?

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2015.

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  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls was born in Stockton. After graduating in Philosophy and Literature, she took an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University where she wrote WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER when she was twenty-three. Published in 2008, it won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, has been translated into many languages and made into a film. Her second novel, SEASON OF SECRETS, came out in 2010, and ALL FALL DOWN is published in 2012.


    Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the North East Award for Ways to Live Forever.

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