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Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a SKELLIG for a new generation, from the author of THE BONE SPARROW, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016.

Some stories need to be told... A moving, beautifully-written and poignant novel about child trafficking and the search for freedom. Kept by a ruthless gang, three children manage to escape from slavery. But freedom isn't just waiting on the outside. Separated, scared and looking after a small child, Esra will do whatever she can to reunite with her friend Miran, who was captured by the police - the police who she mustn't trust. Hiding in the shadows of the forest, Esra is found by a local boy, a boy with his own story. Together they will create a man out of mud. A man who will come to life and lead them through a dark labyrinth of tunnels until they finally have the courage the step above ground. Until they finally have the courage to speak their story. Until they finally have the courage to be free.

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30th January '18
I read it myself (an adult)
The Ones That Disappeared 9781510101586
5 stars
A moving, heart-wrenching and ultimately beautiful tale of freedom, magic, and ultimately, finding hope in the darkest places. The voices of the two main characters shone throughout the story, and the magical realism throughout the story kept it from being too dark. Jokes and riddles throughout also helped show hope, and the protagonist's poems express the character in ways that nothing else could. Esra has tattoos on her arm and blood on her face and a home in the basement to show that she belongs to the Snakeskins. But this is not her story. And all she needs is the courage to show it.

Recommended to anyone who likes an amazing book.   
10th January '18
Tweengirl read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
Well written and thought provoking story about child slave trade. Lara was unaware that this was even something that could happen, so was educated as well as enjoying a thrilling adventure 
7th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
Not what I was expecting from the cover. This books is a compelling book about friendships of an unlikely nature. While having a story that bring the problems of human trafficking at the core. A beautifully written book to be enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike.
10th January '19
I read it myself aged 11 aged 11
The Ones That Disappeared 9781510101586
4 stars
 I really enjoyed this book, and though it had quite mature problems/eventsInvolved in it, I still understood the story very well and felt that they were addressed in a more easy way to Reid for slightly younger readers such as myself. There were emotional bits, but they just kept me reading – it really compels you to read all the way to the end to find out what happens to the three child slaves Miran, Esra and Isa and comical Skeet.I feel this book that your readers as the storyline is quite hard, though it shows a brutal truth about the world we live in.
29th December '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Alisha aged 11 aged 11
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4 stars
Alisha started it but couldnt get into it. (Shes 11). I had a read of it and found it would be probably be better for an older teen rather than 11/12, quite intense and emotional at times.
9th January '18
MindfulNinja read it themselves aged 16 aged 16
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4 stars
An engaging book suitable for older teens.  Kept me wanting to read on. The only reason I didn't give it full marks is because it isn't the type of book I usually read.
19th December '17
Dolphins read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
The Ones That Disappeared 9781510101586
4 stars
I enjoyed this book although it isn’t one I would normally read. The blurb enticed me and I wasn’t disappointed. 
22nd March '18
minematt25 read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
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3 stars
My son, aged 12, couldn't get into this book. He didn't like all the swearing (is there a need) but hopefully will try again when he is older. 
1st December '17
I read it myself (an adult)
The Ones That Disappeared 9781510101586
3 stars
This story is about child trafficking. Esra, Miran and Isa who are trapped or kidnapped and kept tending to plants (drugs) for the Snakeskin gang. To pay off their debt. Esra is a realist in this story, Miran is the dreamer, tries to keep upbeat and Isa isn’t ready to face what’s happened to him. Its quite emotional in some parts. 
15th January '18
I read it to samy aged 10 aged 10
The Ones That Disappeared 9781510101586
1 stars
Didn't enjoy reading this book to Sam as it wasn't engaging at all.
It felt like it went on and on with dull events and i wasn't written properly either so you end up getting bored after reading just half a chapter.
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Zana Fraillon lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and three sons. She worked as a primary school teacher before having children, and has had picture books and middle grade fiction published in Australia. Follow Zana on Twitter @ZanaFraillon...

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