By: Emily Gale
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Random House
Published: 30 May 2016
ISBN: 9780143780113


Summer is trying to recover from a tragedy, but it seems impossible when her family is falling apart around her. Having an extraordinary best friend like Mal helps a little, but Summer's secret source of happiness is a link to the past: one very special guitar. Now her dad's plan to save them is turning Summer's life upside down again.

The next thing she knows, they've moved to the other side of the world. In Australia, Summer makes an unlikely friend, who seems to be magically connected to her guitar. Is this for real? Has a mysterious boy been sent to help Summer? Or could it be the other way around?


Since the bomb at Waterloo Station killed her beautiful brother Floyd, the lives of Summer and her family have been falling apart. Her Mum is in hibernation, her sister Wren is worse than her usual awfulness and her Dad shows no emotion.

But their world is further placed in turmoil when her Dad decides to take them back to his country, Australia. The move becomes even worse when the girls find out that their Mum won’t be going with them.

Summer is finding it hard to connect in Australia, but when Floyd’s favourite guitar arrives from London, she plays it and gets a weird connection to the mysterious Gabe.

How did the guitar survive the explosion? Is Gabe real and if so what is his connection to Floyd and his guitar?

This is a brilliant story of grief, love, family and the connections that make us strong.

It will be particularly loved by girl readers 14+.

Reviewed by Rob