Shopping cart is empty.
This catalog has no sub-catalogs.

Billie

  • $28.00  
  •  (retail price )
  • (quantity currently in stock: 3)
  • Billie 
    Title: Billie
    Author: GAVALDA ANNA
    Illustrator: RAPPAPORT JENNIFER (TR)
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 10/09/2019
    Imprint: EUROPA
    Price: $28.00
    Publishing status: Active

    This heartwarming story is about two unlikely friends who give each other the courage to do what they never thought possible. Through their trials and tribulations, they realize that they can always rely on each other to be there.

    Our story opens with Billie and Franck trapped in a gorge in the CĂ©vennes Mountains. As Franck lies unconscious, Billie appeals to a star for protection by telling stories from their lives. Billie vividly recollects how her friendship with Franck changed her life and struggles with the idea that-thanks to her mistake-she might lose him forever.

    They met a decade prior when they were assigned as acting partners in class. For the first time, Billie felt someone respected her and Franck didn't feel so alone. The blossoming of their friendship was comforting for both pitted against the harsh realities they faced. Billie is tough because she has to be: her mother left her when she was just an infant and she lives in poverty with her abusive father and stepmother. Franck is more reserved, afraid to reveal who he really is to his unemployed homophobic father for fear of being rejected. Together Billie and Franck rescue each other.

    These two outcasts find a home together in Anna Gavalda's moving portrayal of platonic love and how far two people are willing to go for each other. Quirky, but gritty, this charming and emotional ode is for anyone who has felt the transformative power of friendship.

    ISBN: 9781609455125
     *Titles in stock are generally despatched within 24 hours. Titles not in stock are obtained from their supplier, generally within 7-14 days; we'll notify you of any delays or price changes. We only charge your credit card for titles once they are in stock and ready for despatch.