Snake Ropes: A Novel
Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on a desperate mission in which secrets will be revealed and lives changed forever.
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A Novel Jess Richards. moppet rushes the sound of the sea into my ear, but I keep whispering till I fall asleep. Morgan I'm locked in my bedroom, being punished for the.
I'm locked in my bedroom, being punished for the rice. Mum said, 'I would never have dared waste food. Never.' I said, 'It's not a waste. There's always loads of rice because someone keeps leaving it outside our gate and you let Dad out ...
The drain might be blocked. Mum came back into the kitchen with Dad when I was looking at how shiny the table was. Neither of them spoke. They both hauled me up the stairs, one arm each, pushed me into my bedroom and locked the door.
The night I made my first attempt, their bedroom door was locked. It was locked the next night, and the next, and the next. The night after that, I tried again, but a small square of white paper was pushed out under the door, ...
Other than the one I've got now. The one where I annoy my mother so much she'll want me to leave. But I can't annoy her tonight because I'm locked in my room till my family get hungry and remember that no one else wants to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bongobash - LibraryThing
It took me longer than it would take me to read another book because of the slow start. I thought it could of been a very good story except questions weren't answered. I wanted to know more about the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - passion4reading - LibraryThing
Mary shares a cottage with her fisherman father and little brother Barney on a small island just off the edge of the map after the death of her mother. Traders from the mainland visit the island ... Read full review