Author – Tom Avery
Age – 10+
Kaia’s world has fallen apart since she lost her beloved older brother Moses. She tells the reader she is frozen inside, and so is her mum. Somehow she has to find her way back to how she was before – back to her friends, her good grades and some sort of happiness. Her mum is frozen too, so she has to travel this journey alone – until a strange wild mute boy who arrives at school….
This sad story shows the gradual ‘thawing’ of Kaia with a wonderful conclusion.
(Grief, School, Neglect, Anger, Loss, Friendship, Family, Brother, Suicide, Mystery)