written John Marsden
first published in 2000
The first major book from Australian author John Marsden since the
extremely popular Tomorrow series. After reading the rest of the
books in Tomorrow series this book does seem a bit short, but it
still was good to read something new from this author.
The story is centred on a sixteen year old girl called Winter
who has been living with relatives since she was orphaned at an
early age. As she had been having trouble with the people she
was living with Winter decides to return to the country to
try and take over the running of her parents farm.
On her arrival in the country she has to deal with the caretakers
on her parents farm, the new responsibilities she has chosen
to burden herself with and try to find new friends.
While she knows how her father died, the circumstances surrounding
her mother's death are still a mystery. However she has heard that
she has a reclusive distant relative living in the area who may be able
to tell her what happened if she can just find her...