(From the publisher):
Running away from Whitegates is easy. After all, it's not a prison. Erin and her running-away friend, January, do it all the time. This time is different, though. This time they're going down the river- the dark, deep river with its powerful currents and swirling eddies. They are looking for freedom, sweet freedom, however dangerous the journey.
But this journey takes them somewhere they never expected to go. Somewhere they couldn't have known existed. In the slithery mud of the Black Middens, they find the strange girl called Heaven Eyes. It is Heaven Eyes who will help these damaged children find the tiny corner of Paradise they've lost. For only Heaven Eyes can see through all the darkness in the world to the joy that lies beneath.
Fusing reality with imagination and dreams, David Almond takes us on an unforgettable ride through darkness into the light, out of loneliness and sorrow into the warm embrace of family- wherever we may find it.
Original title: Heaven Eyes
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Science Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Family & Relationships