Two girls, one summer - and a whole lot to learn from each other. The second in the Girlfriend Fiction series: real life, real emotions, great stories.
Zara's an alpha - the first letter of the Greek alphabet. She's popular. I'm more like one of the obscure letters in the middle that no one's ever heard of - an omicron or something.
Zara, Tilly and Mieke go to different schools and live in different social worlds. But for two weeks every summer they're the Indigo Girls - surfing, bushwalking, or just hanging out at the campground or the nearby resort. This year Mieke doesn't show up, and Zara and Tilly - the queen bee and the geek - are left circling each other, unsure how to relate without Mieke in the middle. Soon it becomes a summer of change and a summer of secrets; a summer for losing themselves but finding each other.
'Teenage girls will love the raw truth about their lives which has been captured in this book.' - Lucienne, age 16, Silverfish Book Group
About Penni Russon
Penni Russon grew up in Hobart, roaming around on a small mountain and making up stories about imaginary lost pets with her best friend. She used to write poetry until she discovered novels were a lot more forgiving. The Undine series, Undine, Breathe and Drift, published by Random House in Australia and Greenwillow in the US, is a series of books about a magical girl, set in Hobart's streets and the surrounding bush and seascapes. Penni lives in St Andrews, Victoria, with her husband and two daughters, and maintains a sometimes daily blog called Eglantine's Cake.
Review: Easy to read and enjoy Teen novel. Girls will relate to 'the indigo girls' and will come away enriched.
The Indigo Girls
Allen & Unwin
Author: Penni Russon