Young Adult Fiction honoured by the American Library Association Feminist Task Force 2021 for Quality Literature
Published: April 2020
Allegra Elsom is caught in the middle. She’s suspended between childhood and adulthood, torn apart by the decade-old tragedy that split her family in three, and doing her best to stay true to her Catholic upbringing in the face of unexpected blows—a friend’s pregnancy, an abusive relationship, the rising demand for change among women in her community. . . . She struggles to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school while asking bigger questions about her place in the world: What does it mean to “get liberated”? What does it mean to do the right thing, when everyone around her defines it differently?
As second-wave feminism reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra makes her own path—discovering firsthand the incredible ways that women can support each other, and finding strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves.
Readers will not soon forget Suzanne Daniel’s poignant debut, or the spirit of sisterhood that sings out from its pages.