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Are You Seeing Me? - Darren Groth

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Published: 1st August 2014
For Ages: 12+ years old
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This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences . . .

Twins Justine and Perry are about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

It's been a year since they watched their dad lose his battle with cancer. Now, at only nineteen, Justine is the sole carer for her disabled brother. But with Perry having been accepted into an assisted-living residence, their reliance on each other is set to shift. Before they go their separate ways, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things: mythical sea monsters, Jackie Chan movies and the study of earthquakes.

For Justine, it's a chance to reconcile the decision to ‘free' her twin, to see who she is without her boyfriend, Marc – and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs.

But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble . . .

About the Author

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Darren Groth now lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his Canadian wife and twelve-year-old twins. His books have been published on both sides of the Pacific and include Kindling and Most Valuable Potential, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards – Young Adult Book Award. Darren has appeared at numerous literary events including the Byron Bay Writers' Festival and Brisbane Writers' Festival. He has been a guest speaker, workshop and masterclass facilitator and writer-in-residence for literary organisations, writing groups, schools and libraries, and has written articles for publications including The Courier-Mail, Writing Queensland and Mamamia.

Darren, a former special education teacher, is passionate about promoting awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and he is the proud father of an ASD son. Darren finds inspiration in subjects close to his heart, and his latest novel, Are You Seeing Me?, features twins from Brisbane – one disabled, the other his sole carer – on the road trip of a lifetime in British Columbia and Seattle.

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Family is a powerful message in this book

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Older Readers

Comments about Are You Seeing Me?:

This product promotes family and the importance of it. It is a feel good book and is well written. Although it is a bit hard to follow and understand what is going on. I would recommend this to maybe 14 and over unless you are more of an advanced reader.

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ISBN: 9780857984739
ISBN-10: 085798473X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1