Sharon - Thirst

Despite the implausibility of two children surviving in an Australian desert I enjoyed this story. 14 year old Karanda’s character was raw and unlikeable on the outside, but her vulnerability built as she grew to accept the presence of Solomon. This book opened my eyes to the necessities of life; not only food and water, but if children are to thrive and become resilient adults we also need family and love. Not recommended to adults who will focus on the inadequacies of the setting but targeted more to juniors eight years and older who will recognise themselves in the characters.



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