Story and illustrations by  Ia Uaro.

Humour. Socio fiction. Coming-of-age. Love story.

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Sydney's Song

2013 Finalist in Humor

IRINA DUNN: “SYDNEY'S SONG is intelligent, touching, interesting and funny."  (more...)



JACOB COATES:  “A fantastic love story grounded  quite firmly in a suburban setting with real  characters." (more...)



NORMA FOWLER: "Riveting... a young woman who is very keenly perceptive in all people and situations about her." (more...) 



PETER FITZSIMONS - Author of Mawson, Sydney: "Strong characters, evocative writing..."



MARY METCALFE - Author of Winds of Change, Canada:




MATT POSNER: "Demonstrates the way in which human beings can thrive under adversity using the power of their hearts and wills."  (more...)



MERLENE ALLISON: "Tears fill your eyes as she struggles with disaster only to be replaced with pride as she triumphs over each obstacle" (more)



WENDY STRACHAN - Author of the upcoming Out of Time: "A proper love story with true sentiment but not sentimental. Just lovely."



DIANA WILDER: "A wonderful book that will have you smiling, weeping - and then smiling widely through your tears." (more...)



ANDREW WILKES: "I love this story for all the accomplishments of an amazing woman who finds her way, by making good decisions." (more...)



ALICE DiNIZO: "Charming and totally realistic with first-rate characters... a believable portrait of true love..." (more...)



JANET JENSEN: "An engaging book... Sydney...with a grace and determination and resilience that are inspiring." (more...)



"Lovable, memorable. Well-drawn characters keep the plot riveting, with no telling what will come next. Warm, enjoyable." (more)



UVI POZNANSKY: "I was too busy laughing and crying at every twist and turn of this story." (more...)








An undefeatable heroine...Read Book Description





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Read some excerpts including one about me, Bronson...



















J. LENNI DORNER: "Wonderful and compelling...The exploration of the dynamic of the broken family was deeply moving." (more...)



PHIL NORK: "The writing was superb, the story kept me interested and the ending touched me in ways most books don’t." (more...)



REYNA HAWK: "It really made me feel as though I was right there in Australia! Oh and the ending-"




BRENDA FRANKLIN: "Touches more than just the surface." (more...)



SADIE DUARTE: "An in-depth look to the mental anguish caused by physical disabilities but, at the same time, gives a glimmer of hope" (more...)



BRIANNA LEE MCKENZIE: "I related to Sydney the moment I met her." (more...)


CYPHER LX: "Balancing a full range of emotions, Ia Uaro brings Sydney and a full cast of characters to life while handling difficult situations and topics in a wonderfully delicate manner"(more...)



ALLAN HOWERTON: "I am delighted to recommend it to adult readers... you will be pleasantly surprised, as was I." (more...)



ANNA del C. DYE: "The best story of true love and eternal partners I have ever read...beautiful, down to earth, touching, and moving" (more...)



TRUDI LoPRETO:  Calling All Romantics!... a winner...I was...sorry to say good-bye to her at the end of the book. This book was emotionally attaching" (more...) 



STEPHANIE DAGG: "Hugely entertaining. Nothing is predictable in the story... thoroughly enjoyable" (more...)