Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls

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On a wild and stormy night, Molly runs away from the place where her dad has sent her while he sorts things out at home, after the death of her mother. In the howling darkness, she sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. He has come to help her. But why? And who is he? The chase for the truth is on... Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old Pagan legend into a haunting story of love, healing and wild magic.

About Sally Nicholls

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SALLY NICHOLLS’s debut novel, Ways to Live Forever, received three starred reviews and was an ALA Notable Book as well as a Horn Book Fanfare book. She lives in London.
Published March 1, 2012 by Marion Lloyd Books. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Death and birth, then and now, bad and good: Molly is encountering transition for the first time, and the loss of childhood's certainties isn't easy. Molly's mother has just died. Her father has sent

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The Guardian

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Molly and her annoying older sister Hannah have been sent to stay with their grandparents in a tiny Northumberland village until their father sorts things out at home.

Apr 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Season of Secrets

The Bookbag

Nature follows suit, and so does the cycle of Molly's family's grief.

Sep 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Season of Secrets


Nicholls is able to build some fantastic suspense into the story by keeping us wondering how real the adventures that Molly has with her own personal nature boy are.

Jan 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Season of Secrets

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