We've recently come across this gorgeous novel-in-verse for ages 13 and up by author Charlotte Pearl.
After-words is an emotional coming-of-age story about a mother and daughter who flee an abusive home and seek a new life. Handling complex themes with sensitivity and honesty, this book contains moving narration and poetry, beautiful illustrations, and space for the reader's own 'scribbles', encouraging them to engage more closely with the story and maybe even write a poem or two of their own.
Charlotte Pearl is a writer, columnist, and designer living in London with her husband, their four children, and their dog and cats. After-words launched in The Notting Hill Book Shop earlier this month and has since become their best-selling title.
You can buy your copy here, with 25% off for members.