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Becoming Dinah

Narrated by: Saffron Coomber
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

In her first YA novel, Costa short-listed Kit de Waal responds to classic Moby Dick by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl.  

Dinah's whole world is upside down, dead things and angry men and cuts all over her head that are beginning to sting....  

Seventeen-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home, the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity, starting with how she looks, starting with shaving off her hair, her 'crowning glory'. She has to do it quickly, because she has to go now.  

Dinah was going to go alone and hitch a ride down south. Except, she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles, accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn't the plan.  

But while she's driving, Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here, everything that will finally show her which direction to turn.... 

©2019 Kit de Waal (P)2019 Hodder Children’s Books

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