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Burning Eddy (2003)

by Scot Gardner(Favorite Author)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
0330364014 (ISBN13: 9780330364010)
Pan Australia
review 1: Daniel is in high school, a middle child, has a father who does shift work and is constantly grumpy, lives on an isolated rural Australian road in a bushfire-prone area, and works in other people's gardens. He begins working for Dutch woman Eddy, who gives him cinnamon biscuits, farts a lot, and treats Daniel like a son. Daniel and his family face a range of struggles, from first love to life-threatening situations, but the story is not melodramatic, and shows that strength comes in many forms.Daniel's love of animals and the appearance of many different types help him understand what is going on around him.A great read, and well-written with a resoundingly honest and heartfelt voice.
review 2: This is a great little coming of age story that captures the world
... moreof teenagers in country Australia - and by this I don't necessarily just mean getting your Ls and the occasional risk of hitting wildlife on the road, but the way in which small towns work, where everyone both knows and don't know your business.I really liked Dan, the main character, caught in a tough home situation but still so kind - his relationship with his little brother was especially moving. While I think some things tied up a little too conveniently, this is the kind of young adult novel that should be better known - particularly for young men. less
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