PB RRP: $16.95
Reviewed by Ashling Kwok
Get ready to be taken on the ride of your life in this action-packed adventure that follows the exploits of three outsiders trapped in a wild Australian pearling town as WWII swirls around them.
With his home and family torn apart after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 16-year-old Murph Turner is evacuated to stay with family in the exotic town of Broome on Australia’s far northern coastline.
An outsider in an unfamiliar environment, Murph falls for Micki, a beautiful, mysterious girl on the run from the authorities, and meets Banjo, an Aboriginal scamp with pyrotechnic tendencies and a great sense of humour. All three are running from their past and quickly form a strong bond.
As war clouds gather on the horizon, the trio are propelled into a deadly conspiracy that could shatter their world and destroy everyone they love.The Deep Enders examines the role of friendship and love in a time of panic and racial injustice. It is a story about the power of friendship and how it can help overcome even the toughest of obstacles.
The cover of this book is enticing and invites readers to enter a world of intrigue and mystery. The pages are packed with dialogue and action that combine to create a gripping tale that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.
The Deep Enders is the first YA novel from well-known journalist and ghost writer Dave Reardon. This talented writer has the ability to create characters that are one can identify with, and situations that produce enough drama and tension to captivate readers and hold their interest until the very end.
It’s a great read, highly recommended.