Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend. When Mel and her mother move in next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. But as Jack and Mel become inseparable, forces conspire to tear them apart and shake up the sleepy town forever. Playful ... magical ... moving.
"Wonderboy is a deeply moving story of friendship found in unlikely places, dreams lost and reclaimed, and wondrous hopes ... it is a story about the beauty of art, imagination, and love." - San Francisco Book Review
"This novel is one of the most outstanding and emotionally satisfying books I’ve ever read." - Literary Fiction Review (13-year-old reviewer)
“Wonderboy is a lovely novel of hope and heartbreak, of the power of the imagination and the exquisite influence of music; it is a deftly penned novel of a lonely boy who realises the joy of perfect friendship and a town that must learn a terrible lesson. - Literary Fiction Review (Adult Reviewer)
"Wonderboy is a book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you angry. But most of all, it will make you think." - Red City Review
"This book has resonated in my heart a long time after I finished reading it ... A cast of rich, believable characters which come to life with a stroke of a pen ... I got to know the(m) and what they went through mattered to me ... A brilliant read." - Online book club
“(A) well-crafted, visceral, quietly surreal experience beyond adequate compare.” - Self Publishing Review.
From the Author
I feel in a large part the novel is about endevouring, as a child, to grow up without becoming jaded. And conversely, about trying, as an adult, to recapture some of the energy and optimism of youth.
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