Kylie.Preisig at qed.qld.gov.au
Mon Dec 13 18:36:17 EST 1999
I love Westall too! He seems a bit obscure - I hardly ever hear him
mentioned. My favourites are _Futuretrack 5_, _Falling Into Glory_ and _The
Devil on the Road_.
I was forced to read _The Machine Gunners_ in Year 9 in high school. I'd
already read it and liked it, but we had to analyse it to death, and I
haven't been able to bring myself to read it since.
The book you are thinking of is _The Kingdom by the Sea_.
> I'd second that! "The Cats of Seroster," and
> "Yaxley's Cat" (eeek!).
> Amanda, maybe you know--which is the one by Westall
> about the boy
> whose house is bombed out, and he goes on the road alone only
> it turns out
> his family's alive after all? I can't remember it very well
> except I think
> at one point he gets cut off by the tide and has to climb
> some sort of tower
> or something? Oh dear. so much for summary (or memory.) I
> just remember it
> made a big impact on me. (hee hee, I'm just thinking about
> how stupid that
> last statement sounds in light of the fact that I can't
> actually remember the
> PLOT or anything!) But anyhow, it made an impact
> about growing up, and how life isn't how you expect it to be.
> bye for now.
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