A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Millard,Glenda

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
  • Format
  • Publisher
  • Country
  • Published
  • Pages
  • ISBN

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Millard,Glenda

Skip’s an outsider, a quiet observer. He draws pictures to make sense of the world. He’s never fitted in. So he takes to the streets. Life there may be hard, but it’s better than the one he’s left, especially when he teams up with old Billy. Then come the bombs which leave little Max in his care, and also Tia, the sad dancer, with her sweet baby, Sixpence. Scavenging for food, living on love and imagination…how long can Skip’s fragile new family hold out as war grips the city?‘I love how outcasts, eccentrics and the uncommon qualities of being human emerge as heroes in Glenda Millard’s novels. The authenticity of the characters comes from her willingness to expose her soul with every sentence.’ Stephen Michael King'This book shows how the kindness of strangers can often be purest, and how those who have nothing can be the richest people in the world.‘ Anna, age 15'It made me think about what was important in life.’ Keely, age 14

Review

War hits Melbourne and a young homeless boy and an old homeless man become the core for a ramshackle family trying to survive. The humanity of people who have nothing is the essence of this book and the poignancy of damaged people who can still give emotionally and materially is central to the story. Beautifully written and sensitively told, I strongly urge you to read it. For ages 12 and up.

This item is not currently in-stock. It can be ordered online and is expected to ship in 5-10 days

Our stock data is updated overnight, and availability may change throughout the day for in-demand items. Please call the relevant shop for the most current stock information. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sign in or become a Readings Member to add this title to a wishlist.

Loving Richard Feynman

Loving Richard Feynman

Penny Tangey

Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Catherine is a science-loving fifteen-year-old. Richard helped build the atom bomb. Catherine is just trying to survive school. When your life is falling apart around you, is...

$17.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Winds of Heaven

The Winds of Heaven

Judith Clarke

When Fan was little she dreamed of magical countries in the faraway blue hills. Clementine thought her cousin Fan's house in the country had a special smell: of sun and dust and kerosene and the wild honey they ate for breakfast...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewJarvis 24

Jarvis 24

Metzenthen, David

Awkward, funny and poignant, Jarvis 24 places the reader in the mind of 16-year-old Marc Jarvis, who tries to step outside the boundaries of his private school life by taking on work experience for two weeks in a car yard.

$19.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewA Small Free Kiss in the Dark

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Millard,Glenda

Two young boys, an old tramp, a beautiful lost dancer and her baby - rag-tag survivors of a sudden war - form a fragile family holding together in the remnants of a fun fair. This is a vivid, poetic story about life in the margins...

$16.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewStolen

Stolen

Lucy Christopher

I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him. This is my story. A letter from nowhere.

$17.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Liar

Liar

Justine Larbalestier

Micah Wilkins is a liar. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...