CBCA's Notable Australian Children's Books for Older Readers 2012
"There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she'd even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents - they were dead. And the second? They were dead because Miranda had killed them." Olive Corbett is definitely not crazy. Not any more. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with. She doesn't need a boyfriend.
Especially not a lifesaver-type with nice eyes and a broad back. And she doesn't need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda trying to make it with her ex-friends. But then, against all odds, Miranda does make it with them. Or she best-friends one of them and makes the others go away. As Miranda emerges from the shadows, Olive begins to realise something sinister going is on. Something almost...parasitic. Either Olive is losing her grip on reality, or those crazy rumours are true. Maybe Miranda is a killer. But who would believe Olive? She does have a habit of letting her imagination run away with her...Shift is a sinister psychological thriller that tears through the themes of identity, loss and toxic friendship.
About The Author
This is the first YA novel from Em Bailey, also known as established Australian children's author Meredith Badger. She has written for the Go Girl and Zac Power series, as well as the Fairy School Drop-out and Tweenie Genie trilogies.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.43