Kelly is 17. She's a scholarship girl, her dad drinks too much and her mom lives in another city. Her house isn't renovated like those of her friends. But Kelly has one thing her friends are envious of: Phil. Rich, devoted, handsome Phil. And it looks like their future together is all mapped out. Then, on a hot afternoon in a dingy little pizza shop, Kelly meets Con. He's unlike anyone she's ever known before.
A compelling story of three unforgettable young women, in the tradition of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. This is a wonderfully passionate and absorbing novel exploring the lives of three very different girls in their first year out of school, who share an inner city house.
At 17 Sophie is a mess. Her best friend is dead and her boyfriend has gone. She's dropped out of school, sleeps through the day, eats all night and refuses to see anyone. Her family has had enough. They're dumping her on an aunt she doesn't know in a country town where she'll be a complete stranger. But Sophie is about to embark on the strangest journey of her life.
Hundreds of kilometres without a car, a house, or a person in sight. The dome of clear blue above and the occasional group of roos startling off into the scrub. Then emus, bolting off in a mad panic on the other side. I was finding something that had been lost inside me and I wanted to weave in and out on that straight white ribbon of road for the joy of having found it again. Cross My Heart is the story of Mick and Michelle, chasing a dream, crossing their hearts for the future; a vibrant, passionate, sprawling novel set in outback Australia.
Rose wants to be alone. But instead, she's travels on a road trip of discovery with her mother. This is a warm, generous novel that stresses family dynamics - it is a rich portrait of a feisty young girl who faces up to love, loss, and life's big issues.