by Lisa Heathfield
Pub Date 30 Jun 2016
**Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 Shortlist Nominated**
Stand By Me meets We Were Liars - a heartbreaking and stunning breakout YA novel from the author of Seed
June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one - and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She's trapped like a butterfly in a net.
But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, June recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom . . . but at what price?
Paper Butterflies is an unforgettable read, perfect for fans of James Dawson, Jandy Nelson, Sarah Crossan and Louise O'Neill.
Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.
A Note From the Publisher
This book contains adult themes. Please keep reviews spoiler free.
This book needs and deserves to be read by many, many people this summer. Paper Butterflies is going to take the summer booksales by storm. L.D. Lapinski @ldlapinski
PaperButterflies has given me all of the feels. What a phenomenal book- the best I have read this year by far! Georgia @TeenBookHoots
Finished #PaperButterflies by @LisaHeathfield & I'm a complete mess. It truly is a magnificent heartbreaking masterpiece. I loved it!! Oliver Clark @OliverDClark
@LisaHeathfield Paper Butterflies is beautiful. Devastatingly, heart-breakingly beautiful. Well played xxx Melinda Salisbury @AHintofMystery
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