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Sway

By Michelle Ham

RRP: $16.95
ISBN: 9781366511775
Saskia Brookes has always tried her best to do the right thing. So why has she been forgotten?

Her rebellious best friend Eliza is drifting away, and her parents are preoccupied with bigger issues than Saskia's loneliness. As it is, her bratty little sister has a better love life than she does - it's just not fair!

Saskia, keen to find her purpose, volunteers to help thwart the plans of the impending local New Age (read: evil) festival. It's for a good cause, and it doesn't hurt that her church's charming young pastor is the organiser of the whole undertaking.

But unexpected developments show her the highs and lows of human nature, along with the thrill of first love, causing her to re-examine all she holds dear as she stands on the daunting (and often confusing) precipice of adulthood.

Will the winds of change tempt her to sway, or prompt her to ramp up her faith and pray?

“Michelle Ham's Sway is an engaging read that centers around Saskia and her blossoming teenage life. Full of adventure and unexpected turns, follow along as Saskia falls in love and tries to find her place in a world of societal pressures and religious anecdotes. You will also get to meet the people who make up her circle of friends, and the more you read, the more curious you'll be to know just as how well they fit in (or don't) in her life. The dialogue is also funny, snarky and witty, and full of pop culture references. While I typically don't read YA books, Sway is a book that will make you feel attached to the characters and their developing stories.” Rayanne, Amazon Review

“I found Michelle Ham's 'Sway' an enjoyable and absorbing journey into the lost world of 90s teenagers. Michelle's delight in the creative use of language and the weaving of a tantalising narrative shone through, as did a distinct tenderness for her characters. A sweet and clever read with plenty of unexpected twists and turns!” Bonnie, Goodreads

“Absolutely fantastic! beautifully written! Such a gorgeous book. One of the best Australian YA Novels I have EVER read!! Absolutely hooking and well-paced. Everything about this book is perfect! It is one of the best books I have read in a long time! It felt so real and like you were in the story! The Author's writing technique is flawless!” Kendall, Goodreads

 

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