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Love, loss and friendship: Judi Curtin's book Stand by Me is a real page turner

What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad?

Best friends Molly and Beth really want to help their favourite uncle Graham – and as they know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can.

But how can they find who they're looking for without apps or social media?

And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one's heard of ciabatta?

Can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in, and that real friendship lasts forever – even when you're apart. 

But can the girls navigate their way through the strange world of the 60s and back home again (without using Google maps)?

Judi Curtin is one of Ireland's favourite children's writers. She is the best-selling author of the hugely popular Alice and Megan and Eva series and Time After Time.

Judi's books have been nominated for several Irish Book Awards, with Stand by Me winning the Irish Book Award, Children's Senior Category in 2017. 

Published by O'Brien Press, Stand by Me is available here

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