Author(s): J.C. Burke
For 17-year-old Tom, life is about rugby, his mates and his family, who are all well-respected in their small country town. But a night of celebration changes his life forever - his brother is involved in a car accident which kills two people and injures another. Tom's world explodes when his brother is sent to jail. Ages 14+.
Winner of Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature: Older Readers 2005 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2006.
J. C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. In 1984, she trained as a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer, and worked for several years in London and Sydney. In 1999 she began a mentorship with Gary Crew and wrote WHITE LIES (Lothian, 2002), a CBC Notable Book. Jane lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches and is married with two children.