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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

A small free kiss in the dark by Glenda Millard

kiss in the dark - 2kiss in the darkSkip is a young boy who decides to live on the streets after his parents break-up and the foster care system failed him.  Shortly after, a War comes to his city and life becomes a struggle.

He teams up with a much older man – Billy and a young boy – Max.  They all take refuge at Dreamland which was a disused fun park.  It is here that they meet Tia – a young teenage dancer and her baby whom they named Sixpence.

Skip becomes very resourceful in that he is able to scrounge for food and other essential items in order to keep this “family” alive.

Tia would leave her baby at night while she entertained the soldiers.  Skip found this to be extremely dangerous.

Their final journey saw Skip and his companions escape tp “Gulliver’s Meadows” – the property that belonged to Max’s grandparents, but there was a personal tragedy.

Related Novels:  Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden

August 5, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Family/Relationships, Homelessness, War | Leave a comment