Linda Newbery
Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that’s gone so tragically wrong. They had been a proper family. Mum; her boyfriend, Sean; and Charlie, with a new baby sister on the way. But the baby died before she was born and everything changed. Gradually, Charlie’s mother pushed Sean away, before resigning from her job and selling the house.Charlie is certain that the move to a ramshackle cottage, miles from anywhere, can only make things worse. She couldn’t be more wrong. For Charlie’s mum there’s a new business and the fresh start that she knew she needed. And for Charlie there’s a new job, new friends, a newly discovered talent for art, and new feelings for two very different men. It’s a summer of beginnings, not ends; a summer that Charlie will never forget.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Flightsend - By Linda Newbery Charlie was young when Sean moved in. Sean has been there almost ever since she can remember. Everything was going right; her mother was set to have a baby, Sean had moved in, and it seemed as if a marriage was about to occur. But than everything went south. Her mother had a miscarriage, pushed Sean away, and seemed to be suffering from depression. Charlie thinks that Mum is making a terrible mistake, and doesn't know what her mother is going to do. Mum's solution - move to Flightsend.

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