By: Ananda Braxton-Smith
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 01 Aug 2014
ISBN: 9781742032429


A place to call home.

Maddy Frank has always lived in Jermyn Street. Always. But now her mum and dad are making her move from the city, far away to some place called Plenty. How will Maddy survive without everything and everyone she knows? Nobody understands. But what about her mysterious new classmate, Grace Wek, who was born in a refugee camp? Could Grace actually understand how Maddy feels?


Maddy is devastated when her parents tell her on her 10th birthday that they are moving to Plenty - away from her friends, her school, her street, and especially the only home she has ever known.

Maddy is feisty and loyal, and someone who takes notice of the smallest things in her world - from the colour of the sky to the beautiful orchids her grandmother is growing.

Can she learn to trust Grace, her new friend, who was born in a refugee camp while her family was fleeing Sudan?

Readers will relate to Maddy as she discovers that life always changes and that she must start again.

The whole story is beautifully written with family and friendship its central theme.

This is sure to be a hit with Grade 5 & 6 girls.

Reviewed by Michelle