Miracles and mystery

TITLE = THE RELUCTANT HALLELUJAH

AUTHOR = GABRIELLE WILLIAMS

GENRE = FANTASY, RELIGION,

INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 10, 11

This is a very unusual and intriguing story. Just days before her year 12 exams Dodie’s parents go missing and she discovers they have been hiding something in their basement. Something totally unexpected and something that requires her to take totally unexpected action. Before she knows it, Dodie and her sister Coco are on the road with the secret from the basement, and 3 boys whom they barely know. Together they are setting off for Sydney, with Dodie driving, even though she doesn’t yet have her license.

What could possibly be worth this risk? And who is out to stop them? Along the way they witness miracles and learn alittle more about each other and themselves. But as Sydney gets closer reality sinks in … can they achieve their aim or will further sacrifices be required?

Recommended (dma) ****