Jake's dream house is a tall thin tower. It's surrounded by an impassable moat, and at the top is his own special room. It's totally safe, and the only person he'd ever allow in would be his dad - if he ever appeared. Jake's real life is never safe. He's bullied and beaten by his mother's boyfriend. And after a vicious attack, his mother flees with him to Jake's dad's old home, where Jake's grandmother refuses to acknowledge that he is her grandson. But a strong bond grows between the formidable old woman and the frightened boy. Jake finds a champion who gives him the strength to stand up for himself, to put away the fantasies he hides behind, and to face the truth about his father. JAKE'S TOWER is a story of inspiring emotional power and brilliant characters whose lives show how hope and love triumphs over cruelty. Readers of Elizabeth Laird's bestselling RED SKY IN THE MORNING will take her latest, unforgettable, novel to their hearts. Ages 9 years and over. 
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