Story and illustrations by Ia Uaro.
Humour. Socio fiction. Coming-of-age. Love story.
2013 Finalist in Humor
Sydney is our undefeatable heroine who thinks being young isn't equal being dumb.
Pete—guy of many secrets—a hero to live for.
"Mum used to look after my every single need, always resourceful and so thoughtful, and very dependable. All I had to do was enjoy life while Mum tirelessly and competently arranged and organised every single detail of whatever I might need for every occasion. She did none of that now. (Like, did you know that a sunscreen tube could get empty?) I did not approve of the new Mum."
"He oozed success, as well as... unexpected kindness. And his speech! So impeccably cultured. Awesome. At a few inches taller than me, Ettoré was not tall like Dad. His eyes were chocolate, whereas Dad’s were gleaming silver. His hair was brown, unlike the gold-blond of Dad’s. His facial bones were delicate, instead of decisive-bold like Dad’s. His frame was wiry-slim, while Dad’s hulking-robust. He wore his clothes with the ease of a male model."
"Charming and totally realistic with first-rate characters...
a believable portrait of
on Sydney's Song
The writing was superb, the story kept me interested and the ending touched me in ways most books don't."
—PHIL NORK on Sydney's Song