Powerful, evocative and warm.
Astonishing and fascinating . . . Christine Bongers has created a gripping and intriguing story which is difficult to put down and even more difficult to forget.
In language as stark as the landscape of drought, Bongers paints an utterly convincing picture of bullying and ostracism, the ugly anguish of the victim and the even uglier triumph of the smug majority . . . As well as the story and the issues it raises there is Bongers' delightful use of language, including some entertaining and very convincing dialogue.
The dialogue is tight, the characters are realistic, the tone is believable.
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Young adults will appreciate its racy humour, its fluid narrative, and its page-turning suspense. Above all, they will respond to its depiction of a world that, though removed from the present by more than 30 years, nevertheless will resound forcefully with their own experience of adolescence. Older adults will appreciate the novel for its faithful recreation of the recent past, and its hard-nosed depiction of life in rural Queensland.