Sep 18, 2021
The New Girl children’s book shoots onto the bestseller list
The New Girl by Sinead Moriarty has charted at #8 in the children’s best sellers list.
The book tells the story of Ruby and Safa. At school, Ruby is the odd one out. Although Denise and Clara are her friends, they are each other’s best friend and she is the ‘other’ friend. So when new girl Safa, a refugee who has just arrived in Ireland from Syria, joins the class, she is put sitting beside Ruby. Safa and Ruby realise that their lives are very different. But as they get to know each other they soon discover that they have more in common than they might think.
"A story about friendship, hope and courage … I loved it and couldn’t put it down!"
Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo
'"t’s a great story for those who don't want to wait to grow up before fighting for justice”
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