The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods

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I’ve been trapped here for days. What if I die here? I decided to write down my story so that one day, when I’m discovered, they will know who I was and why I was here. Arty has always lived in the Clearing, a small settlement in the forests of South India. But their happy life, hidden from the rest of the world, is shattered by a terrible accident. For the first time in her 16 years, Arty must leave the only place she’s ever known, into the outside world she’s been taught to fear. Her only goal is to get help from a woman called Tania, and the Uncle she knows is out there, somewhere. As she embarks on the terrifying journey, pursued by an enemy she can’t fathom, Arty soon realises that not everyone is to be trusted. She’s looking for answers, but what she’ll learn is a shocking truth about her past. Everything is changing too fast for this girl who came out of the woods, and is she running into a trap?

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TFW you wake up and realise you’re trending… #GirlOutoftheWoods

Arty has always lived in the Clearing, a commune hidden in the forests of south India. But her happy life, separate from the rest of the world, is shattered after a terrible event.

For the first time, Arty must leave her home, and head into the intriguing but frightening outside world. On the streets of India, a chance encounter leads to her becoming an unwilling overnight celebrity.

As she embarks on her journey, she discovers she is being followed by thousands of strangers, who seem to know her every move…

Forced to fight against mysterious hashtags and being constantly photographed, how can she find the help she desperately needs?

Everything is changing too fast for this girl who came out of the woods… could she be running into a trap?

The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The One Memory of Flora Banks, perfect for fans of Karen McManus, E. Lockhart and Sophie McKenzie.

Praise for The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods:

‘Compelling and brilliantly written’- Fabulous Magazine

‘Barr brilliantly captures Arty’s naivety and eager innocence as she’s swept up in the globalised world of capitalism and social media’- The Observer

‘A pacey, original thriller’ – The Guardian

‘Arty’s fresh insights into the world make for an amusing, poignant story’ – The Sun

Additional information

Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

391

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J