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Title: One Split Second
Authors: Bond, Caroline
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 359
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: When a car carrying five friends home from a party crashes into a wall, the consequences are devastating - not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families and the wider community.

No one escapes unscathed, but some are more deeply scarred than others. Those affected are left to question who was to blame for the accident, and what price they will pay.

This moving story of an accident and its aftermath explores our understanding of love and loyalty, grief and forgiveness. [Taken from book cover, Corvus Books]


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A fascinating novel that keeps the reader glued to the pages."

"Utterly compelling reading!"

"Very well written and it has a well-structured plot."

"Despite the harrowing, raw emotions, it never becomes too graphic to read."

"The characters are incredibly 'real', they all felt absolutely believable."

"The ending is great. I was worried that it might not live up to the rest of the book."

"This book might be a hard read for parents of teenagers."

"The book is realistic, educational and so gripping!"

"I really enjoyed the book and hope to see it in the catalogue."

Categories: Fiction, Community, Grief/loss, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, England, Psychological, 2023 Titles - Coming Soon

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