A captivating coming of age story for younger teens, set in New Guinea where 16 year-old Julie goes to live with the father she's never known
It had started almost as a joke, as a challenge to her mother during one of their endless arguments. She can't even remember now what Caroline had said to spark it off, but Julie snapped back, hot with fury, "Well, maybe I should go and live with Tony for a while and see how that works out!" and Caroline, suddenly calm, had said, "Maybe you should." And the next thing Julie knew, she was on her way to meet a father she doesn't know in a country she's never been to. What will she find when the tiny plane touches down in the lush tropical highlands of New Guinea? She might expect culture shock, she might hope for first love, but the secrets she uncovers make for a truly unforgettable summer.
About the Author
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was named a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth. She is also the author of Always Mackenzie, Cicada Summer, and The Taste of Lightning.
“This book is a welcome foray into the history of an area few American students will be familiar with, and Julie’s uncertainty about romance, politics, politeness, and family is well portrayed and realistic...a vivid exploration of character.” —School Library Journal