Whose idea of an adventure is this?
One match, one chance, she thinks. Make it count. Skipping school to lead a group of friends – and enemies – on an adult-free excursion to an island in Sydney Harbour is Caro’s idea of a twelfth birthday outing. Marooned overnight? She can handle that too. But the challenges multiply. They’re not alone on the island, and Caro must save her friends from life-threatening danger …
Elizabeth Farrelly is a Sydney-based columnist, author and academic. She has written three books of non-fiction and has been short-listed for the prestigious Walkley Award for excellence in journalism. Caro Was Here is Elizabeth’s first book for children.
Farrelly is a masterful storyteller and Caro Was Here is the sort of book that brings up many issues young people grapple with in their quest for identity.It’s not only a good book to give a young person, but a good one to share and discuss with them.
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