Skip to Content


Gourlay, Candy, author

Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop. In the gloom of the island, its superstitious population are haunted by all sorts of fears - they shun people who suffer from Rosa's condition, believing them to be monsters. So Rosa must live hidden away in an isolated house with its back to the rest of the world, with only the Internet for a social life. One day she is befriended by a boy online who calls himself Ansel95 - and she quickly realizes that this is one friendship that can take place in the real world. Can she really trust him? What does he want from her?

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
Published London: Tamarind, 2015
Rate this

Available at Headquarters.

This item is not reservable because:

  • There are no reservable copies for this title. Please contact a member of library staff for further information.
  • Headquarters – Four available in Primary 7 Fiction

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    1130149 Primary 7 Fiction Children's Fiction Available
    1130148 Primary 7 Fiction Children's Fiction Available
    1130151 Primary 7 Fiction Children's Fiction Available
    1130150 Primary 7 Fiction Children's Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Candy Gourlay
ISBN: 184853132X, 9781848531321
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: Oxford: David Fickling Books, 2013.
Physical Description: 289 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Accelerated Reader; AR4.5; AR4