Barbara’s next book, Messenger 93, comes out Spring 2020.
An ominous message from a crow launches a teenager on a quest to save the world.
“She will fall in seven days,” say the crows. “As she falls, so do we all.” Who falls? wonders M. The ominous, supernatural message starts M on a quest that could save more than one life. But what if the person in danger happens to be her nemesis?
“Lyrical prose and magic realism flavour the haunting story of M…”
“This brave novel tackles bold subjects – missing girls, celebrity culture, white privilege and cultural appropriation – as it explores one girl’s pilgrimage of self-discovery.”
“… a poignant book that asks hard questions about compassion and belonging.”
“… masterful. It’s a can’t-put-down, must read adventure!”
Fifteen-year-old Gemma’s life on a small New Brunswick island with her father, Jonah, is not an exciting one. Her mother ran off when she was an infant, and Jonah, an amateur scientist, spends most of his time conducting experiments he thinks will one day bring him fame.
Mystery, science, and dreams of a better life collide in this page-turning young adult novel from Barbara Radecki.
“…a showstopper… Radecki throws in gasp-worthy twists and takes the plot far beyond the boundaries of expectation.”
The Globe and Mail
“The well-paced narrative builds from Gemma’s quiet longing to her bold quest for the truth to a shocking conclusion readers won’t see coming.”
Kirkus Starred Review
“…a complex gem…”
“…a young adult thriller unlike any other… Radecki’s work developing Gemma’s character through the first person narration is masterfully done…”