Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock
Published by Scholastic Australia
Karanda is a in-your-face, loud and tough 14 year old.
Solomon is resourceful, reluctant and kind 8 year old.
This novel describes the adventures of Karanda and Solomon, who during trying times, together become resourceful and stronger.
Karanda wants to escape and she wants everything her way, she says he gets in her way, but together they find a unlikely friendship.
Together they find a sense of freedom, independence and the companionship they never thought was possible.
Along this tiresome adventure through dry and arid land, Karanda learns a lot about herself and what is needed to survive.
Karanda proud of this and not afraid to let people know she will shout at the top of her voice - in your face desert.
This story is one of resilience, learning, personal growth and freedom and that you can achieve anything if you have the determination and will.
The pace of the book immediately energises the reader, it both thrilling, adventurous and provides a vibrant description of this teenagers journey to self-discovery through the harshness of this vast desert.
From an unlikely friendship they find acceptance, understanding and courage that brings with it a bond that will never be broken.
This reads like the author has an understanding of the country's landscape and the nature that forms this vast land.
The reader will be entranced by the descriptive landscape, and the chances that two children take and yet are able to survive.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Lizzie Wilcock
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: May 2015