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The opposite of amber

The opposite of amber

Philip, Gillian, 1964-

Ruby and Jinn are sisters and the best of friends, the closest of allies. Jinn is vivacious and beautiful, and does everything she can to look after Ruby. Then no-good Nathan Baird turns up and Jinn changes, neglecting Ruby. What is happening to Jinn? And then Jinn goes missing, just like other local girls!

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 13+. Adventure. Suspense fiction. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Gillian Philip
ISBN: 0747599920, 9780747599920
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 310 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Sisters Fiction.; Serial murders Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: UY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 222583

Author note

This is Gillian Philip's second novel for Bloomsbury, her first being Crossing the Line , which was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her first YA novel Bad Faith , was published by a small Scottish publishers. Gillian Philip lives in Elgin in the north of Scotland.


Praise for Crossing the Line :

'An uncompromising exploration of the ruthless Darwinian world of teenagers. It's tough, rough-textured and assured, cynical where it needs to be, and demands respect'
Financial Times||'Bleakly humorous, imbuing a difficult subject matter with warmth, intelligence and compassion'
Big Issue||Praise for The Opposite of Amber :

'It's beautifully written, tense and absorbing, and we can't recommend it highly enough'
The Bookbag||'Gillian Phillips just gets better and better. I suspect there is nothing she can't write about. And I suspect there is nothing I won't read if it's by Gillian'