Isaac arrives on Rottnest Island hoping for an awesome holiday adventure, but his mum would rather he stayed inside, where it's safe. Then Isaac meets Emmy. She's allowed to do whatever she wants - and she wants to have fun! With Emmy daring him on, Isaac's life gets more and more exciting. When Emmy suggests a midnight stalk to the salt lakes, Isaac knows his worrywart mum won't say yes - so he sneaks out. A junior novel about family, adventure and trust.
When opposites meet, the chances are that things will come unstuck somewhere along the way.
Emmy and Isaac meet on a holiday island. Emmy is a dare-devil and Isaac is cautious, due to an over-protective mum. Slowly but surely their escapades become more challenging, until inevitably an adventure proves a little too challenging!
This is a terrific little junior novel: well-written, with just the right balance of naughtiness and retribution. For ages 7 and up.
Alexa Dretzke is a Children’s & YA Book Specialist at Readings Hawthorn.