AUTHOR = MARGARET WILD
GENRE = GRIEF, MENTAL HEALTH, FAMILIES
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 10+
Everyone faces moments in their lives when tough things happen, moments we regret or moments we wish had never happened. Just imagine what it would be like if you could go back and relive those moments – remove the heartache and pain … would you take up this chance? Even if it meant another version of yourself had to suffer instead of you?
This is the situation facing 3 young adults. Bob has had a dreadfully unhappy childhood, raised by a bullying step-dad – loneliness and jail seem the likely future. Arrow is drifting aimlessly, seemingly unable to cope with the deaths of her childhood friends. And Marika can’t stop crying since her toddler brother went missing, whilst in her care.
All 3 cross paths at a small seaside town …. Will their meeting herald a new and better future?? Or is sadness around the corner for some of them? A book with an interesting ending and with plenty for readers to think about.
A Notable book in the 2014 CBCA awards (Older Readers).
Recommended **** (dma)