By: Mat Larkin
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Hardie Grant Egmont
Published: 1 May 2018
ISBN: 9781760500856


Pf Book Of The Month

Not-quite twelve year-old Pri Kohli knows the town of Dunn’s Orchard better than anyone. After all, he was the first kid ever to live there. He knows its mysteries (none), its secrets (also none) and the best ways to have fun in it (climb a big tree and sit there).

So why can’t he answer newcomer Attica Stone’s simple question: if the town’s called Dunn’s Orchard, where’s the orchard?

As Pri and Attica go in search of forbidden fruit, they uncover stranger mysteries: a robot caterpillar, a mayor with a murky past, a Possibly Real Actual Boogeyman and a house made of doors in a haunted wood. But what will Pri and Attica do when they discover the biggest secret of all – that something truly magical is about to be destroyed, and the only way to save it could be by destroying the town itself?


Pri Kohli knows his hometown of Dunn’s Orchard better than anybody - after all, as the first kid to live there, he has spent the last 10 years as the face of the town. He knows all of its mysteries and secrets - basically, none!

So why, when the amazing Attica Stone arrives in town, and start asking questions that Pri can’t answer, it turns out that there might be some mysteries in the town after all.

I read this story in one sitting, as I couldn't put it down. We discover a strange world and are left to ponder many of life’s big questions— what we should question, and what price should we place on progress?

We meet some amazing young characters in an engrossing story of ‘good versus evil’, with lots of amusing situations and heroic deeds.

A funny and intriguing mystery story, this will be best loved by keen readers aged 8 - 12 years.

Reviewed by Rob

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