"Rory Macbeath materialised at the top of our street early one summer morning. Looking back now, all these years later, the weeks that followed still seem like the longest summer of my life"
Growing up in 1970's Adelaide, Jake's summers are hot, parched & seemingly never-ending - full of cricket, swimming & fishing. It is an all-familiar Australian landscape, as are the people who live in Jake's street, until Rory & his family arrive and change the view.
Every Day by David Levithan. "There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day."
David Levithan improves with every story he writes - this one insists that you read without interruption. As one boy commented: "When I finished the book I just stared at the final page, because I didn't want it to end"
Celia and Alice share everything – their secrets, hopes and the increasing horror that a killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them. Three bodies have been found, each shrouded in hand-woven fabric.
Set in Melbourne - you may recognize some of the thinly-disguised school names - but in reality set in cyberspace.
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