Drift Wood

Cathy Cassidy

Hannah and Joey have been best friends for ever. Joey’s parents love rescuing things and making them beautiful – their house is full of things made from driftwood, old glass and shells from the beach. Which is why the scraggy kittens the girls find in a bin at school end up living there.

When Paul moves in as Joey’s foster brother, everyone thinks that maybe he needs rescuing too. But nobody knows quite how badly. At first, it’s great – Hannah’s brother befriends Paul, and the four of them hang out together. But then things start to go wrong.

Paul is being bullied. Subtly at first – but quickly it gets dangerous. People aren’t like driftwood or abandoned kittens and Hannah doesn’t know how to rescue him. Paul doesn’t want to be rescued – but with help, he can find a way to save himself.