Finding Violet Park

Finding Violet Park
Finding Violet Park  
First edition cover
Author(s) Jenny Valentine
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Young adult novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date 3 January 2007
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 208 pp
ISBN 978-0007214457
OCLC Number 71346653

Finding Violet Park is a young adult novel by Jenny Valentine, first published in 2007. It is about a fatherless teenage boy, Lucas Swain, who finds an urn containing the ashes of the titular Violet Park abandoned in a minicab office and determines to lay her to rest. It was released in America in April 2008, under the title Me, the Missing, and the Dead.

It won the 2007 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize,[1] was highly commended for the Branford Boase Award,[2] and was longlisted for the 2008 Manchester Book Award[3] and nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal.[4]

Jenny Valentine is also the author of Broken Soup, The Ant Colony, and The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight.