With just a suitcase and an old laundry bag, 12 year old Kasienka and her mum leave Poland and head to England in search of her father. As she speaks more English than her mum, Kasienka has to knock on doors up and down the streets of Coventry asking about her dad.

Her new life is lonely and troubled and Kasienka has so much to overcome; she desperately misses home and her mum’s heart is breaking.

This was Sarah Crossan’s debut novel and beautifully tackles immigrant alienation. Written totally in verse from Kasienka’s perspective it’s a powerful and thought-provoking read.

Some of the themes in this book make it more suitable for tween, teen and adult readers.

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