"It's true, there's something in the world called love. Esma felt it when she moved into the house with the blue stairs...."
When Esma moves into 22 Starling Street, she knows she's come to the right place. A place to forget the disappointments of her past. A place to become someone new. A place to belong. After all, her housemate Kara-with her perfect room and her perfect life- will show her the way.
As their friendship deepens, Esma believes she would do anything for Kara. But when Kara turns against their other housemate, Simon, Esma is set on a path on which she must decide where her true loyalties lie.
A haunting beautiful young adult novel about self-esteem, friendship, family, manipulation, compassion, purpose and love and acceptance.
Sue Saliba has written two previous books: the young adult novel, Watching Seagulls, which was a Children's Book Council Notable Australian Book of the Year and the children's book, The Skin of a Star. She has also published short stories and poetry. She has taught Novel Writing at RMIT and Creative Writing at Melbourne University. Sue lives at Phillip Island with her husband.
Something in the World called Love
Author: Sue Saliba