Launch of Everything Is Changed
- October 22, 2016
- 3:00 AM
- End Time:
- 4:30 PM
- The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson Street, Carlton North 3054
Emily Gale (author of The Other Side of Summer) is launching Nova Weetman's brand new YA title Everything Is Changed at Melbourne's Little Bookroom.
‘The ending is known from the outset yet the sense of tension grows as the narrative pulls you back through time to the start.’ Kirsty Eagar
‘This constructs layers of grief in satisfyingly unexpected ways, while adding the suspense of a whodunit.’ Books + Publishing, 4 stars
One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same.
Following The Secrets We Keep, Nova Weetman is back with another acutely observed tale of friendship – this time a friendship that’s falling apart.
Jake and Alex were lifelong friends, best mates who did everything together. But then there was a moment where everything changed and the consequences are bigger than either of them could have imagined.
Nova’s story is especially gripping because it is told in reverse. It starts with the boys at the police station, with their pixelated faces on TV, and leads us back through time to reveal what really happened that fateful night.
‘What have you done, Alexander?’ she says, looking straight at me.
I shake my head, too fast, my brain bangs around inside.
‘Nothing … I’ve done nothing.’ But I know what this is.
Everything Is Changed explores how we deal with making mistakes and how we can struggle with deep feelings of regret. It explores questions that many young people ask as they realise their autonomy: What would you do if you could go back in time? How can you live with what is past and have the courage to face the future?