by David Hill
Ryan has just got his licence. He’s in the car with his mates. Tara likes to go running. She’s on her way back home. Neither of them is paying much attention… The harrowing accident that follows impacts many lives. A moving and compelling story of recovery, told by one of New Zealand’s foremost children’s writers.
“David Hill has ably assumed the persona of the contemporary teen. Despite its subject matter, this is a novel about hope, about budding romantic attachments, about developing one’s talents, and above all, about supporting others. Recommended.” Tailspinner Magazine
“Every teen should read this book before setting foot in a car. Come to think of it, most adults should too.” NZ Inspired Magazine
“This is a fine book for young adults who want to learn how to drive. It makes clear how quickly things can go wrong and never be right again.” Classroom Magazine
About the author
In 2002, David Hill won the Children’s Literature Foundation Award for See Ya Simon and the same book won the TES Award for Special Needs in 1994. In 2003, he was the Robert Lord writer-in-residence and in 2005 he received the Margaret Mahy Medal for his significant contribution to children’s literature in New Zealand. His books have been translated into French, Chinese and Estonian. His short stories and plays for teenagers and young readers have been published and broadcast in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.