Shadow of the Mountain
Subject: Young Adult Fiction
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‘I want to climb a mountain and I need a guide.’
Geneva’s world has been blown apart by loss. Maybe
that’s why her decisions are not always the sharpest.
One thing she knows: there’s no way back to the person
she once was.
When Angus appears in her orbit it seems an omen that things are changing — but life is never that simple.
In trying to find a way forward, Geneva risks her friendships, risks repeating the errors of the past, even risks her life. But maybe there’s no other way to find the person she can be.
A superbly written, gripping and utterly absorbing novel.
“All teenagers are trying to make decisions that will shape their lives for years to come. The biggest struggle for anyone this age… is trying to find out who you are, where you fit, what you’ll do. It’s a quest that age doesn’t alter.” Anna Mackenzie
Anna Mackenzie is also the author of acclaimed novel The Sea-wreck Stranger, joint winner of the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award and a finalist for the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards.
Reviewers Comments ...
‘…if you’re into good rock climbing romance fiction Shadow of the Mountain will surely entertain. ’ - VampedUP Website, 2008
‘Shadow of the Mountain is one tale that’s sure to hit its mark and resonate with today’s teenage audience. ’ - Varsity Website, 2008
CLFNZ Notable Books List 2009