By: Stacy Lee
Location: FIC LEE
Genre: Historical Fiction
From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity
Earthquakes are levellers, not in the flattening of houses sense, but in the people having to journey together despite race, gender, or social status- sense! Ask Christchurch people, despite the tragedy there what they will tell you is, that city came together as never before!
Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, San Francisco
in 1906, and an education at St. Clare's School for Girls is her best
hope. Although St. Clare's is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white
girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little
bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to
be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong--until
On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San
Francisco, destroying Mercy's home and school. Now she's forced to wait
with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment.
Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can't
sit by while they wait for the army to bring help--she still has the
"bossy" cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what
can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?
“Maybe sorrow and its opposite, happiness, are
like dark and light. One can’t exist without the other. And those
moments of overlap are like when the moon and the sun share the same sky"