It’s been six months since Jaime Richards’ best friend died. Everyone still gives the incident a wide berth with a polite ‘How are you now?’ But she’s not all right. So for the school holidays, Jaime decides to head Far North to Blake Townsend’s station home. He has always been the one to listen, but she soon realises that Blake isn’t always the guy she knew at school.
Not only does she find out he has a sister, Kerra, whom he’s never mentioned, but Jaime discovers what a devastating effect a mysterious secret has on the Townsend family. Kerra has believed a lie all her life and through storytelling, Jaime hopes to unearth the secret before it’s too late. Sometimes we just need to know we are loved.
A heartfelt tale of belonging, love and the healing power of story.
Jaime is struggling to come to terms with the death of her friend, so when she gets invited to Blake Townsend’s outback station for the holidays, she jumps at the chance.
Blake has been her friend at school, but she soon sees a different side of him at home. Why did he never mention his sister, Kerra? What is the story about his Mum’s death that no one will tell her? But, more importantly, why do Kerra and Blake seem to hate each other?
This is a beautiful story of growing up, loyalty and the amazing strength and resilience of families. The heart of this story is that we all need to know that we are loved and where we belong, and Finding Kerra does a wonderful job of showing this.
Will be most loved by girls in Year 8 and above.
Reviewed by Michelle