Fifteen year old Simone is lured by her new boyfriend with promises of a better life in a big city. On the run from a dangerous environment and her drug addicted sister, she arrives in Palmino with stars in her eyes and hope in her heart. Reality check? Okay. But what is reality when her boyfriend turns violent, the other itinerants brand her an intruder, and home becomes a drain or a squat? Simone's story is the story of a society in which no child was going to have to live in poverty- a land of milk and honey, which for some people turns sour and is filled with despair. 'The way it is'? Not necessarily. With someone to tell it straight and someone to listen, this can be a story called BACK ON TRACK.
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(200mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Random House Australia Children's Books
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Margaret Clark
Margaret Clark is one of Australia's most popular writers for young people. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer and at the Geelong Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependency. Her novels for older readers include THE BIG CHOCOLATE BAR, FAT CHANCE, HOT OR WHAT, KISS AND MAKE UP, FAMOUS FOR FIVE MINUTES and a trilogy about the Studley family- HOLD MY HAND OR ELSE!, LIVING WITH LEANNE and PULLING THE MOVES. BACK ON TRACK- DIARY OF A STREET KID, NO STANDING ZONE, CARE FACTOR ZERO, and BAD GIRL, four searing novels for young adults, have become bestsellers. Most recently her SECRET GIRLS' STUFF, MORE SECRET GIRLS' STUFF, and WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE SUCKS have been hits with her many fans. Her most recent titles FRIENDS FOREVER- A SECRET DIARY BY SARA SWAN (November 2005), SECRET FRIENDS' STUFF (2006) and TROUBLE ON TUESDAYS are current bestsellers. Margaret is a Doctor of Education and travels broadly speaking about her writing. Her books are published in 16 countries.