"Driftwood" by Cathy Cassidy is a touching, utterly brilliant novel for girls aged 9+. 'I feel like I'm losing my best mate...' Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever - just the two of them. But when Joey's new foster brother, Paul, turns up, everything changes. First Joey falls for Hannah's brother, Kit. Then Paul complicates things - with some kittens, a chocolate bar and a stripy pink bicycle. Hannah's world is turning upside down. Can you rescue a friendship when it's drowning? Can you save a friend in trouble - if they don't want to be saved? Can Hannah stop her friends from drifting apart? "Touching, tender and unforgettable". ("Guardian"). "Cassidy's characters have real heart". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Cathy Cassidy ...is way better than Jacqueline Wilson". (Courtney, aged 10). Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine and has been writing fabulous stories ever since. Cathy is the bestselling author of "Dizzy", "Driftwood", "Indigo Blue", "Scarlett", "Sundae Girl", "Lucky Star", "Gingersnaps" and "Angel Cake". "The Chocolate Box Girls" is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate. Cathy lives in Scotland with her family and of all the jobs she's had, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all!