Ashleigh and Aiden are thirteen-year-old twins who promise to always look out for each other. Aiden is more dedicated to the task than Ashleigh, but when it comes to matters of life and death, they both exhibit a fierce protectiveness that will change the course of their lives.
'We've been worried about Aiden too, Ash,' said Mum. 'He's always been such a … predictable child. You're not the only one to have noticed the changes.'
Ash and Aiden Delatour are identical twins, living a privileged lifestyle with loving parents. In a world that has fallen apart at the seams, they want for nothing. All they have to do is be there for each other, no matter what.
But after Aiden suffers a terrible injury, he isn't the same brother Ash always relied on. Something has changed, and it will lead to a discovery that will turn their whole world upside down.
A brilliant and timely middle-grade novel from the bestselling author of My Life As An Alphabet and A Song Only I Can Hear.
Barry lives in Darwin in the Northern Territory with his wife, Nita and his dog Zorro, who is certifiably insane. He used to spend some days teaching English at a local school but gave it up after 38 years of classroom contact. That is a very long time and he'd had enough. So now he spends most of his time tapping away at his computer trying to make sense of the stories in his head. He doesn't get much leisure time, but what little there is, is spent walking the dog and reading. He does a lot of reading and a lot of writing. He gave up playing sport when he was fifteen on the grounds he was rubbish but loves to watch Liverpool FC play and was thrilled that England won three successive Ashes series.
Notable Book Book of the Year, Older Readers, CBCA Awards 2021 AU; Shortlisted Best Young Adult Novel, Indie Book Awards 2021 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 14