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IBBY - Bridget Carrington

"Jones writes with skill, foregrounding the sea, boats, and the magic of sailing, but always showing insight into the mind of this unhappy boy who finds escape from his distress in sailing. She also manages to produce a fast-paced thriller peppered with unpleasant adults, particularly officious social workers and suspicious policemen. As a result, The Salt-Stained Book is a multi-layered novel that sweeps readers along in an exciting adventure, but which addresses many far deeper issues."

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