Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cracked

By: Clare Strahan
Location: FIC STR
Genre: Youth Fiction

When life feels like it's fracturing, how do you find a way to feel whole?
Clover has a weird Mum, loves street art, hooks up with a boy, is 15, is frightened by fracking, has no idea who her Dad is and gets into all sorts of trouble at school. She is an outsider.

Clover is finding the going tougher than she expected. Her life is close to being derailed on the rocky terrain of family, friendship, first love, acts of defiance and a planet on the brink of environmental disaster. So when Keek breaks his promise to her, and school sucks, and her mother is impossible, and her beloved old dog is dying, and her dad is in the wind, and the girls at school are awful and the footy-boys are bullies and she's arrested for vandalism - well, what else can she be but a little bit broken?  
“Make beauty from pain there’s a kind of joy in that; and maybe that’s what art is for?” 

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