Story and illustrations by Ia Uaro.
Humour. Socio fiction. Coming-of-age. Love story.
2013 Finalist in Humor
Sydney's Song—Australian adventure, coming-of-age, socio fiction, humorous, Young Adult, YA novel
BRENDA FRANKLIN - Author of fantasy fiction, Louisiana:
"It’s amazing and emotional love story that pulls you in at the first page. If you can get past reading the first page you better make time in your day because you’ll be hooked unable to put it down. SYDNEY’S SONG is written with such honest passion that’s practically oozing off the pages. When Sydney isn’t happy it makes you want to cheer her up, when her heart is racing you just want to check your own pulse, and when love is in the air you have to make sure to breathe.
It’s one of those stories that touches more than just the surface of love, but travels deep within the structure testing it every so often and battles all odds to come out on I give it 5 out of 5.
I feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to read SYDNEY’S SONG. Thank you for creating such a masterpiece and for reminding me of the miracles of love even in the hardest of times."
J. LENNI DORNER - Author of The Existence (an impending fiction series):
"This book is a wonderful and compelling love story. Sydney and Pete brought me to tears thanks to my own related real experience. I highly recommend this to anyone who understood the power of love before they reached adulthood. The exploration of the dynamic of the broken family was deeply moving. I consider myself a happy bystander who had the honor to read about Pete and Sydney living their lives."
REYNA HAWK, Author of the Valentine/Petrilo Series, Alabama
'I have to say when I first started reading this book; it started off a bit slow, interesting but slow. Many times when that happens I give up and just put the book down. However, the interesting part kept me reading and reading until to my sadness I was at the end. I felt as though I was walking along beside Sydney on her adventures, misadventures, ups and downs. I truly began to feel for her and what she was going through.
I was fortunate to not have to deal with my parent’s divorce. However, after reading this I know what it must feel like to have to deal with something like that. Sydney’s pain over it nearly costs her a chance at love with Pete. I was thrilled to read of her interest in Pete. I won’t give too much away but sometimes situations in our lives make us realize those that are important to us.
I loved the banter and the frequent uses of the various Australian dialects; it really made me feel as though I was right there in Australia! Oh and the ending; I LOVED the epilogue! A perfect ending to such a great read.
My favorite quote was Sydney speaking to Pete: “I did cry praying for you, but never once was I dispirited because I wasn’t loved. Never once did I feel all alone in the big wide world. Never once did I have any suicidal thoughts. You know I went through all that after my parents’ divorce. But simply being near you gave me courage and strength.” I actually got tears in this scene. Well done… and 5 stars!!'
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