For one mad, magical moment I thought he was going to kiss me...
Fifteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling ultra-strict father almost all their lives. When dad is suddenly rushed to hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue at last discovers how it's like to have a little freedom.
Sent to school for the first time in years, Prue finds it unexpectedly difficult to settle in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly and handsome young art teacher, Rax. When she starts babysitting for Rax's children, Prue finds herself longing for the ten minutes they have alone together as he drives her home. But she can't act on her secret feelings, can she?
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I hate my dad.
I know lots of teenage girls say that but they don't really mean it. Well, I don't think they do. I don't really know any other teenage girls. That's one of the reasons why I hate Dad. He keeps me a virtual prisoner.
'What do you want to do when you're older, Prudence and Grace?' he asked.
Grace mumbled something about working with animals. Dad won't let us have any proper pets because he says he's allergic to them. Grace has a lot of secret, unsatisfactory pets, like the blackbird in the garden and the toads in the compost heap and for a while she kept a wormery hidden under her bed. Grace's pets are not exactly cuddly.