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Ghost Bird

Stacey and her sister Laney are 17 year old mirror twins; direct opposites in personality and behaviour. So, when Laney mysteriously goes missing; her twin sister and the ‘mob’ are desperate to find her. Being torn between listening to her dreams urging her to find Laney, or to adhering to science and education, Stacey becomes disobedient and involves the Millers, with whom the family has had a long running feud. Nothing is as it appears, and before her mission is complete Stacey will learn a great deal about herself, her community and its members.

Author Lisa Fuller has set this gripping tale in Eidsvold, in regional Queensland, where tensions run high between indigenous and non-indigenous families. The use of Aboriginal vernacular by the protagonist Stacey to drive the story, enhances its authenticity and its charm. Ms Fuller uses her deep knowledge of her cultural heritage to produce a story of love, strong family bonds and long held beliefs.

This is a powerful thought-provoking book which is rich in detail; it includes the themes of racism, bullying, colonization and Aboriginal culture. However, explicit language and some violence would make this book more suitable for the older teenager.

Author Lisa Fuller
Publisher UQP
ISBN 978 0 7022 6023 0
Distributor UQP
Released October 2019