The Apple Tart of Hope
Published:April 1, 2016
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With Oscar as my friend, mused Meg, everything made sense.
Fourteen-year-old Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead. His bike was found at sea, out past the end of the pier, and everyone in town seems to have accepted this as a teenage tragedy. But Oscar s best friend Meg knows he isn t dead. Oscar is an optimistic and kind boy who bakes the world s best apple tarts; he would never kill himself, and Meg is going to prove it.
Through interwoven narratives, the reader learns what really happened to Oscar: bullying, broken hearts and the revelation of a dark secret. Meg must confront the painful truth of Oscar s past six months, along with the possibility that he might really be gone.
This story of friendship and first love reminds us to keep hope in our hearts, even when it seems that all hope is lost.