A strong atmospheric novel about Lucy, a sixteen-year-old competitive swimmer in a coastal town who is grappling with a fear of water after the untimely death of her surfer brother.
Lucy's life was going as smoothly as any teenager's could. She was the state backstroke champion, and swimming obsessed. She lived with her parents and her brother, Cam, in the small coastal town she'd known all her life. She had friends, she had goals - she had a life.
Now Cam is dead, her parents might as well be - and Lucy can't bear to get back in the pool. All she has to look forward to now is a big pile of going-nowhere.
Drawn to Steffi, the wild ex-best-friend who reminds her of her artist brother, and music-obsessed Evan, the new boy in town, Lucy starts asking questions. Why did Cam die? Was it an accident or suicide? But as Lucy hunts for answers she discovers much more than she expects. About Cam. About her family. About herself.
A soaring, uplifting novel about love and loss from an exciting new voice.
About the Author
Trinity Doyle writes realistic young adult fiction. She grew up in the suburbs of Lake Macquarie and could be found reading at all times - except when she was watching TV, getting her hands black with charcoal or making mixtapes from the radio.
Trinity lives in Newcastle NSW, with her husband, daughter and cat. The Australian Society of Authors called her work 'edgy [and] convincing' and she thinks that's pretty neat. Pieces of Sky is her first novel.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8