Thursday, 2 May 2013

Mature Readers

an e-book
NZ Writer
Lorraine Orman
Ashmore Books 2013         (contact $4.99 USD        
DOP: 2013
ISBN 978-0-473-23973-2 (Amazon/Kindle)
ISBN 978-0-473-23972-5 (EPUB)

Themes:   Coal mining/ Conservation issues/ Family relationships
Skye is sixteen, unsure of herself and longing to be part of a loving family. When she goes to visit her dying great-grandfather down on New Zealand’s West Coast she becomes embroiled with an activist group protesting over an open cast coalmine on a beautiful part of the country. By a clever use of prologue set nearly 70 years in the past and involving the present day characters, the reader is constantly on their toes picking up clues of how the whole story fits together with its network of lies and secrets. Like all Lorraine Orman’s stories this one shows a deep understanding of family relationships and the need to be loved.  
You can sample or purchase the title at:
Visit Lorraine’s website at: to find the free secondary level teachers’ resource kit.
If you go to:
you will be able to view a fascinating video clip showing (in black and white) a trip down the Denniston Incline. No wonder some people who went up there to live stayed there all their lives – it’s a scary ride accompanied by some great music!

Year 9 up/ Age 13 up (plus adults especially those who have enjoyed Jenny Pattrick’s stories about the area).

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