Young Adult Fiction
Holly has been keeping a low profile at school to avoid situations where the class bully can make unkind comments about her single sex parents and exclude her. Her strategy is upset when Azita, an Iranian refugee, joins her Year 7 class, and they become friends.
The two girls are opposites, and Holly's world expands in unexpected ways. It will take her on a journey towards independence and self-belief and towards a greater understanding of the natural world. She will have to contend with grief and learn how to live with it and grow beyond it.
Set in a Queensland coastal town, Holly's personal account is captivating and insightful. While it will resonate for this particular age group, it will also appeal to readers of all ages who can relate to the way Holly deals with her experiences.