Anna Chiu has her hands full looking after her siblings and helping out at her Dad’s restaurant, all while her Mum stays in bed. The new delivery boy Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though things aren’t right at home, Anna starts to feel like she could be a normal teen,
But her Mum’s condition gets worse, life becomes increasingly hard for Anna as between them they have lots to work out.
An incredibly good story about life as a young person, moving from childhood to adulthood in a world which seems to be increasingly difficult and foreign. A time when you really do need your Mum. But for Anna, her Mum really needs her.
A powerful and moving story from Wai Chim, the highly acclaimed author, whose previous novel ,Freedom Swimmer, was a huge success. Following the stories of young people in the changing world of China then and now, Wai has a great eye for understanding of young people as they face their own dilemmas as well as difficult situations.
Published by Allen and Unwin from Australia, this book crosses geographical boundaries and unites all children as they move into adulthood.
A wonderful book to sit and read. the story and text are real page turners. Highly recommended for any persiond when you just need a good book to read.