Author: Alice Broadway
Leora has something to hide
In her community, every deed, every milestone is tattooed on you. You can read people, and see if they've lead happy lives or not. When a person dies, their skin is made into a book for the relatives to look at and so that they can remember them.
When Leora's dad dies, his skin book is held back so that the government can decide whether her dad is worth being a book. No one knows why, apart from her mum.
What's the secret? Has Leora's dad lead a good life?
What I think:
I think that this book is cleverly written and if it wasn't for the beautiful cover and interesting first page, I would probably wouldn't have read it. I could never put it down and it's fun to peek into a fantasy culture! Great for boys and girls aged 12+