This Child of Ours

You know what s best for your child.don t you

This Child of Ours is an emotional portrait of a marriage pushed to breaking point and a sensitive exploration of transgender issues in young children: brave, bold and conversation-starting storytelling which asks the question:

You know what’s best for your child.
Don’t you?

Riley Pieterson is an adventurous girl with lots of questions. There’s plenty she doesn’t know yet; what a human brain looks like. All the constellations in the night sky. Why others can’t see her the way she sees herself.

When Riley confides in her parents – Sally and Theo – that she feels uncomfortable in her own skin, a chain of events begins that changes their lives forever. Sally wants to support her daughter by helping her be who she dreams of being. Theo resists; he thinks Riley is a seven-year-old child pushing boundaries. Both believe theirs is the only way to protect Riley and keep her safe.

With the wellbeing of their child at stake, Sally and Theo’s relationship is pushed to breaking point. To save their family, each of them must look deeply at who they really are.

‘Excellent read, perfect for book clubs… An important and moving story.’ – Clare Mackintosh

We’d like to offer three lucky reading groups 10 x paperback copies of the book to read this autumn. And once they’ve read to let us know what they think! If you’d like to propose your reading group please let us know why you think you would be perfect in 200 words or less. Simply email brionee.fenlon@littlebrown.co.uk to explain why.

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