Duckling is the beautiful and emotional adult debut of author Eve Ainsworth. Eve s a working-class award-winning and Carnegie nominated children’s author who has written for both middle grade and teen readers.
Duckling’s a nickname Lucy has never been able to shake off.
And, if she’s honest, maybe it suits her.
She just isn’t the type to socialise with other people.
You might say she’s reluctant to leave her nest.
Lucy’s life is small but safe. She’s got a good routine. But all that’s about to change…
When Lucy’s neighbour asks her to look after her little girl for a couple of hours – and then doesn’t come back – Lucy is suddenly responsible for someone other than herself.
It takes courage to let the outside world in, and Lucy’s about to learn there’s much more to life – but only if she’s brave enough to spread her wings...
Duckling is quite simply a beautiful read. It’s full of heart and emotion. It’s a book that makes you truly feel as you read it. With so much depth to it, it’s charming, dark in places, makes you laugh, makes you cry. But ultimately you come away from reading it happy, and glad you did.
Reading Duckling is like peeling an onion it has so many layers, each bringing something new and enriching the story. Every character has a purpose and their own arc. But what’s so special about this book is seeing Lucy’s journey and the growth she has throughout the book.
If you love a book that lingers with you long after you’ve read it, you need to get a copy of Duckling!
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