By: Karen Wood
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9781743316399


'You deserve someone who would jump fences to be with you, Zoe.'

Zoe wakes up in hospital after a mustering accident and can't remember a thing. When she gets home, everything has changed. Why aren't her boyfriend Scotty and best friend Caitlin answering her texts? Who stole her dad's cattle and put the farm at risk? Can the mysterious Josh help put the pieces of Zoe's life together again?


Australian rural female literature is really selling globally in the adult market and now we finally have a title aimed at the YA market.

The characters are wonderfully developed and we cheer on our hero Zoe as she tackles many rural and teenage issues.

Horses, love, cattle rustlers, divorce and the outback weather troubles that cause much hardship are all handles beautifully.

In the end, Karen Wood has produced an easy to read, believable, and heartfelt novel that ties together wonderfully. I highly recommend it, mostly for girls 13 and older.

This book was included in our February 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob