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Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt


Ugly people don’t have feelings. They’re not like everyone else. They don’t notice if you stare at them and turn away. And if they did notice, it wouldn’t hurt them. They’re not like real people. Or that’s what I used to think. Before I learned…

After the car crash that leaves her best friend dead, Jenna is permanently scarred. She struggles to rebuild her life, but every stare in the street, every time she looks in the mirror, makes her want to retreat further from the world. Until she meets Ryan.

Ryan’s a traveller. When he and his mother moor their narrow boat on the outskirts of a village, she tells him this time it will be different. He doesn’t believe her; he can’t imagine why this place shouldn’t be as unwelcoming as the rest. Until he meets Jenna.

But as Jenna and Ryan grow closer, repercussions from the crash continue to reverberate through the community. And then a body is found…

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YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

4 thoughts on “Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt

  1. Oh, I’m so happy you decided to feature this book here – I absolutely ADORED it!!! It’s one of my favourite books written by debut authors from the UK!!!

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