Monday, 25 February 2013

Mature Readers

Australian Writer
Aimee Said
Freia Lockhart’s Summer Of Awful
Walker Books  2013         $19.99pb         285pages
ISBN 978 1 9219 7780 0
Themes:  Breast cancer/ Family life/ Grandmothers/ Holidays
Freia, whom we first met in Finding Freia Lockhart is all set for a summer holiday full of sunshine, being with a new boyfriend and total relaxation. Then the news that her mother has early breast cancer puts everything else on hold and she is thrown into a role she never expected. This is a sensitively told story with a great deal of humour and recognisable characters – a tiresome little brother,  an over nosy grandmother and a main character with whom to sympathise.  
Year 9 up/ Age 13 up

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