Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: April 2008
World Rights Rights sold: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Romania, World English Audio
Charley almost died in the waves last summer. Now she’s in a coma, neither dead nor alive.
On returning to the beach, her younger brother Hal finds it hard to shake off her presence. Thoughts of Charley begin crowding his mind, revealing strange places and violent emotions - thoughts that Hal comes to realise are not entirely his own. As Hal digs deeper into the mystery of her accident, he discovers the truth of what happened.
Veined with thrilling mystery and tinged with the super-sensory, WAVES is a compelling coming-of-age story about first love and tragic loss.
‘But it’s no one’s fault, it just happened. It was an accident.’ Mum repeats the words so slowly, as though she is holding them to herself, like a light in the dark, holding on tight, because she would be lost and blind without them.
‘No, Mum, it wasn’t!’