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Parents. They’re annoying, but you trust them, right? You know they have your best interests at heart. Except: Tess’s dad has betrayed her in a way you’ll struggle to even get your head around. What’s to say now? Tess chooses silence… Fitting in isn’t easy. Not unless you’re the sun: the one people naturally gravitate around. Tess Turner is a Pluto. Happiest away from the action. Mum and Dad wanted a pretty Venus or a quick Mercury. Tessie’s always felt like a let-down. But was she ever wanted? What Tessie read on her dad’s blog has changed everything. Now, like Pluto, she’s moving far away from it all. Silent, cold, billions of light years away. Will home ever feel like home again?

  • By the author of Ketchup Clouds and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
  • A heart-rending and powerful tale of family secrets and belonging
  • Coming of age story told in the voice of a girl who has stopped talking
  • “A lovely story about… coming to accept yourself” – Daily Telegraph

This book contains mature content and language more suitable for older readers.

Product Details






Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)

Date published

September 1st, 2016

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.0; Upper years; 12.0 points

Other details
  • 384 pages


UK edition


  1. Taegan
    on 29 March 2020

    Silence Is Goldfsh

    This book is awesome, it's full of crazy adventures. I would recommend, but I suggest 7th grade and older. :)

    5out of 5

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