The Year the Maps Changed

Author(s): Danielle Binks

9 to 12 Years Old | Anna's Picks

One extraordinary year will change them all... Sorrento, Victoria, 1999. Fred's family is a mess. Her mother died when she was six and she's been raised by her Pop and adoptive father, Luca, ever since. But now Pop's had to go away, and Luca's girlfriend Anika and her son have moved in. More and more it feels like a land-grab for family and Fred is the one being left off the map. Even as things feel like they're spinning out of control for Fred, a crisis from the other side of the world comes crashing in. When a group of Kosovar-Albanian refugees are brought to a government 'safe haven' not far from Sorrento, their fate becomes intertwined with the lives of Fred and her family in ways that no one could have expected.

The Year the Maps Changed is great for thoughtful readers and its sensibilities are akin to another store favourite Lenny's Book of Everything. This book is a great choice for a reader beyong their years who's not quite ready for the older themes in most young adult fiction. 


Product Information




General Fields

  • : 9780734419712
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Lothian Children's Books
  • : March 2020
  • : 2.9 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Danielle Binks
  • : Paperback
  • : 2020
  • : 256