Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield

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There is a lethargy in Inbetween Days that’s hard to get past. Jack is seventeen years old. She has quit school, is working at a roadhouse, is living with her sister and having sex with a boy she loves who doesn’t love her. Slowly things change as a neighbour comes back to town. The highlights of the book are the evocative depictions of place and the quirky characters. The plot, however, lagged. All up though I found it fairly depressing and the hope presented at the end was too little too late.

Age recommendation: 14+

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