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The Vanishing Moment

The Vanishing Moment 1

by Margaret Wild
Paperback
Publication Date: 20/08/2013
4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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A moment. That's all it takes. A bewildering moment when the world spins upside-down, and then life can never be the same again.

Arrow was just a girl when she saw something no child should have to see. And Marika is living a sister's worst nightmare.

When Arrow and Marika come together in a small seaside town, they meet a mysterious 'magician' who says he knows how to escape the now and step into a new future.

A brilliant and bittersweet story of loss and courage, with a surprising twist.
ISBN:
9781743315903
9781743315903
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20-08-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x15mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world.

Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas, and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks.

In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children's literature in Australia. Her book Vampyre, illustrated by Andrew Yeo, was short-listed at the 2011 Aurealis Awards.

Margaret has three titles in the Walker Classics series: Going Home and A Bit of Company, both illustrated by Wayne Harris, and Let the Celebrations Begin!, illustrated by Julie Vivas

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Beautifully Written

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    Arrow, Bob and Marika three very different people whose paths crossed in the small town of Shelly Beach. Each of them have their own personal misfortune which has shaped who they are.

    Arrow has finished high school but now has no idea what she wants from life. Her mind keeps taking her back to her childhood and the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy. Marika is grieving and cant find a way to fix something she lost and Bob well hes a bit of a mystery. I dont want to go into too many details and ruin the story.

    Its a short read but a highly enjoyable one. The writing is beautiful and I loved the way Wild managed to capture Arrow and Marikas emotions as well as the gorgeous way she described Marikas sculptures. The ending is not one that I was expecting but it was perfectly fitting and beautifully bitter-sweet.

    The Vanishing Moment is a lovely novel about the choices we make in life and whether, given the opportunity, we would choose a different path. Interesting character and great writing, I thought this book was thought-provoking and interesting.