At school, Ruby is the odd one out. Although Denise and Clara are her friends, they are each other’s best friend and she is the ‘other’ friend. So when new girl Safa, a refugee who has just arrived in Ireland from Syria, joins the class, she is put sitting beside Ruby. Safa and Ruby realise that their lives are very different. But as they get to know each other they soon discover that they have more in common than they might think.
A timely and heart-warming story of friendship from one of Ireland’s best-loved storytellers.
‘A story about friendship, hope and courage … I loved it and couldn’t put it down!’ Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Sinéad Moriarty is the much-loved author of 15 novels, and her books have been translated into 25 languages. The Way We Were won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2015. Sinéad has won over readers and critics by telling stories that are humane, moving and relevant and she hopes The New Girl will inspire a new generation of readers.