Night Beach – Kirsty Eagar

Imagine there is someone you like so much that just thinking about them leaves you desperate and reckless. You crave them in a way that’s not rational, not right, and you’re becoming somebody you don’t recognise, and certainly don’t respect, but you don’t even care.
And this person you like is unattainable.
Except for one thing . . .
He lives downstairs.

Abbie has three obsessions. Art. The ocean. And Kane. But since Kane’s been back, he’s changed. There’s a darkness shadowing him that only Abbie can see. And it wants her in its world.

A Gothic story about the very dark things that feed the creative process, from the winner of the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for young adult fiction.

Four reasons why Teachers’ should read Night Beach

  • With its exploration of art, relationships, and family dynamics (especially fractured ones) and it’s lyrical and literary writing of setting and character, award-winning author Kirsty Eagar’s Night Beach provides a wide range of topics for discussion and study.
  • Night Beach deals very realistically and ultimately very positively with the difficulties facing a young adult who’s dealing with the effects of a fractured family; it provides an inspiring example of a young woman’s journey to artistic and emotional empowerment.
  • Kirsty Eagar speaks powerfully to young adults in schools and at writers’ festivals about finding the path to doing what you love in life.
  • Accessible authentically Australian characters, intriguing relationship-based plots and high-quality literary writing (that has been compared to Tim Winton by some writers in its lyrical evocation of Australia and our ocean setting) attracts young-adult readers as well as adults to Kirsty’s novels.
  • Read an extract HERE.

‘There are images in this novel that take my breath away, dialogue that I envy and one of the most achingly real protagonists I’ve come across for a long while.’  Melina Marchetta 

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