Allen & Unwin
30 March, 2021
“‘You’ve never felt the sun on your face have you?’ ‘No,’ I whisper, as a tear runs down my cheek.”
Xeroderma Pigmentosum. A genetic skin disorder, where any contact with sunlight is potentially deadly.
Viola was born with this condition and has never lived a normal child’s life. At night she roams the forest near her parent’s farm but by day she must be inside, asleep behind blackout curtains.
Then one night Viola witnesses something that could make her life even more at risk then it already is. Read more
Allen and Unwin
Rainfall is a young adult fiction book written by Ella West, first published by Allen and Unwin in 2018. Ella West is also the author of an award-winning book, Night Vision, which is also a mystery. The novel is set in Westport, New Zealand, between the Buller and Orowaiti rivers, where everyone knows everyone else, but nobody is quite who they seem. Jack and Annie are the main characters of the novel; a crime and mystery book with a touch of romance in this small-town setting. I would recommend this book to those aged 13 to 16 who are horse lovers and love mysteries with blossoming romances. Read more