this is another re-read:) i've loved melina marchetta since loking for alibrandi in grade 9. again, loveable characters, she captures the angst & comradership (is that a word? sorry about spelling) of teenagers. i love the complexity of this story so much (all about the backstory) but it feels a bit rushed. once you've figured out what's going on it's great, i just think maybe she could have taken a step back & tried to explain it better to the readers who have no idea what she's talking about.
anyhoo i love this book.
**** out of 5.