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“A whip-smart tale that asks big, bold questions of how we can save the planet.” Laura Lam

“A smart, brilliantly realized call to arms.” The Observer

“Frighteningly clever and richly imagined.” Laura Wood, author of A Sky Painted Gold

In a climate catastrophe ... resistance is taking root.

Gabrielle is a climate-change activist who shoots to fame when she becomes the first teenager to display a supernatural ability to grow plants from her skin. Hester is the millionaire daughter of an oil tycoon and the face of the family business. Theo comes from a long line of fishermen, but his parents are struggling to make ends meet.

On the face of it, the three have very little in common. Yet when Hester and Theo join Gabrielle and legions of other teenagers around the world in developing the strange new "Greenfingers" power, it becomes clear that to use their ability for good, they'll need to learn to work together.

As they navigate first love and family expectations, can the three teenagers pull off the ultimate heist and bring about a green rising?


Smart and sharp and witty and fun.” Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

“Creatively confronts the doomsday narrative so often associated with climate change and offers hope through the message that young people can work together to find solutions.” The School Librarian

Inventive, gripping, and ultimately hopeful… [A] fantastic tale bursting with a diverse range of intrepid teenagers, coming-of-age themes.” BookTrust

Effortlessly mixes magic and science with strong, likeable characters and a smart plot.” Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

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About Lauren James

Lauren James was born in 1992, and graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2014, where she studied chemistry and physics. Her first novel, The Next Together, a YA reincarnation romance, has been translated into five languages worldwide. It was also longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, a prize given to recognize an outstanding novel by a first

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