By Penny Matthews

This coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers is about accepting and celebrating differences.

Audrey is used to not fitting in. She knows she’s different – even her little sister calls her “Nerd Girl”. When her family moves to the country to live on a vineyard property, Audrey makes a secret friend: a boy, Finch, who seems to understand her as nobody else can. But there’s something mysterious about Finch. Who is he, really?

  • Award-winning author Penny Matthews is beloved in the community and a new middle-grade novel by her will be embraced.
  • This is a cracking coming-of-age story about adapting to circumstances, accepting that we are all different and learning to value those differences.
  • With its strong environmental message and authentic rural setting, this is a good contrast to middle-grade novels about city living.

About the author

Penny Matthews has written more than thirty books for children and young adults. She writes in a variety of genres and has won many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Early Childhood) Award, the Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Davitt Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her titles with Walker include Finch, a middle-grade novel, and a picture book, Maddie’s First Day. She lives in Adelaide.

ISBN: 9781760650759
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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