A story of contrasts from the viewpoint of a politician’s teen whose life seems to be public property. I felt Frankie’s distress as the power of the media tried to pull a happy family apart. Events escalate, depriving Frankie of her music, her friends and her boyfriend. I was torn for Frankie once she discovered her mother’s secret. She equally admired the love and commitment of her parents and fumed at their inaction. I won’t tell you the secret because it is the basis for the story. Just know that the secret is not what the media has made it out to be and when it is revealed you will find yourself taking sides. Whose side will you be on? Frankie, her parents, her family, the public or the media? Nicole Hayes explores many complex issues as she guides the reader through unfamiliar experiences. Students might like to consider this book for their HSC AOS –Discovery. You can find more suggestions in our catalogue.