An inspiring adventure story from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson.
Alex feels like a fish out of water in her new hometown – the sleepy little lakeside village of Boreen Point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. None of Alex’s classmates could care less about the new girl, so Alex couldn’t care less about them . . . or so she tries to tell herself.
As a distraction from what is quickly shaping up to be a very lonely year, Alex spends her savings on a rundown little yacht and throws herself into restoring it. A curious discovery leads to the beginnings of a friendship, but it’s Sam – the sailmaker’s apprentice – and his mysterious ways that capture Alex’s attention and force her to question what is real and what matters most.
A captivating novel about fate, friendship and finding yourself from Young Australian of the Year 2011, Jessica Watson.