At 13 I was deeply moved by the stories of refugees; what they had endured before arriving in Australia and restarting their lives. Australian politicians was talking about refugees as numbers, and it angered me. They were people, with stories of hardship we couldn’t begin to imagine.
That was the inspiration for my first book, A Rough Road, which I wrote that year at 13. It teaches about the strength of the human spirit.
Suitable for readers 13+.
A teenage girl from a third-world village finds her peaceful life turned to chaos by political turmoil. She confronts her fear and survives difficult circumstances to rebuild her life with hope and courage.