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Riveting Teen Mystery: Read an extract from Mercy Point by Anna Snoekstra

June 25, 2018

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Maybe we should meet?

This is the question that changes everything for Mercy Point teenagers Emma, Tessie, Michael, Fabian and Sam. Up until this point they have anonymously bared their souls to one another as part of an online group for adopted children.

Online they share all their personal pain about this discovery and question why their parents haven’t been honest with them about it. This common thread binds them tightly untilsomeone suggests that they all meet.

It’s always a risk to meet online friends and when four of the five members realise that they have been sharing all this with people they go to school with – people they would prefer not to see ever again – their bond is stretched to the limit.

Their otherwise ordinary teenage lives then become more complicated by the minute when they scratch the surface of their suburban lives. Why is there a photo of Michael and Fabian’s parents together even though they claim to not really know each other? Why are they all experiencing problems with their sight and hearing? And why is Fabian’s mother’s signature on some of their birth certificates who is an anaesthetist, when it should have been a doctor.

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Anna Snoekstra lives in Melbourne, Australia. She recently wrote about writing for The Guardian. She studied creative writing and cinema at Melbourne University, followed by screenwriting at RMIT University. She has made short films and music videos that have been screened internationally and worked as an arts reviewer for the Melbourne Review.


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