From celebrated Australian author Eliza Henry-Jones is a poignant and deeply moving young adult novel, originally written when Eliza herself was just sixteen years old.
The ways we deal with loss vary greatly, especially since all relationships have their own complexities, and one of the beautiful things about grieving books in YA is how they manage to capture so many different emotions, reactions, and paths for moving forward.
P is for Pearl is a heartachingly beautiful and profound novel that explores the stories we tell ourselves about our families, and what it really means to belong.
On writing such a complex and emotionally charged novel for teen readers Eliza says, ‘This novel is so precious to me – writing it really helped me as a teen struggling to understand mental illness and unconventional families. I really hope that shines through with readers.’
Recommended for: Upper Secondary Students
- Mental health
Teachers’ Notes Available here
Watch Eliza Henry-Jones talk about her YA novel