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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick

How about we toss a coin? Heads, it’s west and a lift. Tails, it’s still west, but no lift.’

James is heading into the country on his first teacher-training round when a mysterious girl asks him for a ride. Sophie has him all worked out: ‘You live with your parents and they bought you this car, and a very nice car it is too…’ At first James can’t see past her wild hair and attitude, but then Sophie trusts him with a secret she’s been keeping too long.
Steven Herrick masterfully reveals the essence of his characters in this tough and tender story about opening up to love and living a life that’s true.

Black Painted Fingernails is a captivating novel by the author of By the River and other popular, award-winning books.

This is a story about a boy searching for freedom, and a girl returning from hers. I love Aussie fiction, road-trips, new friendships, awkward male leads and confident females, so this was already a book for me before I even opened the first page. It is a story that heavily highlights the pressure parents can put on their children rather than letting them choose the path they would like to take themselves which I think is a common issue for teenagers, and parents, alike.  Review by Jess, The Tales Compendium

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August 4, 2011 - Posted by | Family/Relationships | ,

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