By: Penny Matthews
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 1 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9781760650759


This coming-of-age novel for middle-grade readers is about accepting and celebrating differences.

Audrey is used to not fitting in. She knows she’s different – even her little sister calls her “Nerd Girl”. When her family moves to the country to live on a vineyard property, Audrey makes a secret friend: a boy, Finch, who seems to understand her as nobody else can. But there’s something mysterious about Finch. Who is he, really?


When Audrey and her family move to the country, she hopes she might fit in and find a new friend. It would make a nice change, Audrey isn’t used to fitting in.

So then she meets Finch and thinks he really understands her. But who is really?

Set in the country, Finch is a story about adapting to change, making new friends and growing up. It will resonate with those who are trying to find their place in the world.

It has strong underlying environmental themes, and upper primary and lower secondary students will love the story with its unexpected twists.

Reviewed by Michelle

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