Times Children’s Book of the Week, 23 Feb 2019
After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income and no way to live off their poor land, Maggie tries to provide for her family the way her father always had – with his hunting rifle and whatever animals the forest would provide. But when her mother is confronted with her “unladylike” behaviour, Maggie is thrown into a life of unthinkable cruelty and abuse. With no one to care for her and only the hope of escape, all Maggie can do is survive. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
“I’m hoping Landman has a second shot at the same target.” Alex O’Connell, The Times