Ruth feels that she can never be good enough for her religious family with high expectations.
Ruth feels that she can never be good enough for her religious family with high expectations. However, life has a way of providing the unexpected and suddenly, in a eureka moment, Ruth has the opportunity to assume a new identity. She becomes Sinamon and learns to experience life without feeling personal guilt. But meeting special people who hold very different values to her own means that she has to make a choice: to go back home or to stay with her new family. Which is the right decision for Ruth?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margaret Clark is one of Australia's funniest writers for young people. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer and at the Geelong Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependency.
Her novels for older readers include, The Big Chocolate Bar, Fat Chance, Hot or What, Kiss and Make Up, Famous for Five Minutes and a trilogy about the Studley family: Hold my Hand or Else!, Living with Leanne and Pulling the Moves. Back on Track: Diary of a Streetkid, No Standing Zone and Care Factor Zero, three searing novels for young adults, have become bestsellers. Most recently her Secret Girls' Stuff, Coolini Beach: The Search, Coolini Beach: Cool Bananas, Hooking Up and More Secret Girls' Stuff have been hits with her many fans.
* Margaret's young adult books are very often her strongest and most successful. She has an amazing skill in writing books for this target audience. Her themes are poignant, relevant and interesting and her style readable.
* As Margaret is very in-touch with young adults today (through her lecturing, teaching, penpal relationships, fan mail and school visits), she treats her subjects with sensitivity and knowledge but also with a certain fearlessness to 'show things as they are'. This ability has been part of Margaret's enormous success with her readers. She simply does write about things that children and young adults can relate to.
* Margaret is one of Random House's bestselling children's authors - her name sells.