Steal My Sunshine
“Essie is a character I wish I’d written. This is a book for anyone who thinks bad things don’t happen to good teenagers, and for those who know they do. I loved it.”
“Steal my Sunshine is a gorgeous read, full of mystery, history, hope and heartbreak. I was gripped all the way to the bittersweet end.”
- Available in Australia and New Zealand from good bookstores, or online.
- Kindle editions also available: Australia, USA, UK.
- Published by Penguin Random House.
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- Cover design by Astred Hicks
What goes around, comes around…
During a Melbourne heatwave, Hannah’s family life begins to distort beyond her deepest fears. It’s going to take more than a cool change to fix it, but how can a girl who lives in the shadows take on the task alone?
Feeling powerless and invisible, Hannah seeks refuge in the two anarchists of her life: her wild best friend, Chloe, and her eccentric grandmother, Essie, who look like they know how life really works.
But Hannah’s loyalty to both is tested, first by her attraction to Chloe’s older brother, and then by Essie’s devastating secret that sheds new light on how the family has lost its way.
Even if Hannah doesn’t know what to believe in, she’d better start believing in herself.
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“As Hannah tries to sort out the present – enigmatic best friend, dream boy, fractured family – it is a long-held secret of her grandmother’s that will show the way forward. A tender, heart-wrenching story.”