Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages

The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan.

I am not who I say I am,
and Marla isn't who she thinks she is.

I am a girl trying to forget.
She is a woman trying to remember.

Allison has run away from home and with nowhere to live finds herself hiding out in the shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty. An elderly woman named Marla, with dementia, lives there – and she mistakes Allison for an old friend from her past called Toffee.

Allison is used to hiding who she really is, and trying to be what other people want her to be. And so, Toffee is who she becomes. After all, it means she has a place to stay. There are worse places she could be.

But as their bond grows, and Allison discovers how much Marla needs a real friend, she begins to ask herself - where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really?

    Toffee Reviews

  • C.G. Drews

    I've read a few Crossan novels, but I Think this is my favourite. Because e m o t i o n s alright?! It's about hurt people and how abuse makes you feel so small, and I have such a soft spot in my hea...

  • Lou

    This was such an original book and due to that, it was right up my street. It's a unique read which uses a poetic format and structure to tell the profoundly moving story of Allison and Marla whose pa...

  • El

    I wasn’t going to read this book but then I saw it in the library & thought ‘why not?’*story of my life*Honestly, how could I ever have even considered not reading a Sarah Crossan?! I just love ...

  • Bridget

    Wow, what a start. So keen to read the rest of the book. Will definitely buy it for my students. I’ll buy anything by Sarah Crossan and I have a boys school library, she is always a hit. Can’t wai...

  • Elvina Zafril

    A story about a girl, Allison who ran away from home. She takes shelter in an abandoned house and apparently there’s someone staying in that house. She met Marla who mistakenly thought that Allison ...

  • Kayleigh

    Toffee is a beautifully written book and the fact that it’s written in verse makes it even more captivating. The poetry style of this book doesn’t at all take away from the story. Allison and Marl...

  • Graine Milner

    I had been so looking forward to this new novel by the amazing Sarah Crossan and this did not disappoint. As usual, Sarah Crossan has taken my heart and trampled all over it. I think Moonrise remains ...

  • Femke

    She did it again, I’m a fucking emotional wreck 😢....

  • Catherine Doyle

    Absolutely gorgeous!...

  • Gabriela Pop

    CW: abusive parent,domestic violence,dementia (is dementia a CW???)This was another fabulous read from Sarah Crossan! I'd previously read her 'The Weight of Water' and thoroughly enjoyed that one. On ...