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Monday 18 May 2015

Review: One True Thing

Are you heavily into music? Do you hate everything to do with politics? You’ll feel right at home with Frankie. Frankie lives for her band. All she wants is to get the right beat for her lyrics and make it work with her muso friends, but life is complicated by her mother’s career.

It was bad enough when Frankie’s politician mum took over as Victoria’s Premier after a surprise resignation, but the elections are fast approaching. Home is now a gathering point for the entourage of support staff. There is no privacy. None.

It all might have been bearable, but when photos are released of Frankie’s mum alone with a younger man, all hell breaks loose. Why won’t she explain? What is the cost of finding out the truth? Will it tear Frankie’s family apart? And what about the gorgeous new guy in Frankie’s life? Is Jake as perfect as he seems or is he hanging around for political reasons?

Once the drama heats up, you won’t be able to put One True Thing down—whether you’re into politics or not.

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Title: One True Thing
Author: Nicole Hayes
Publisher: Random House Australia, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: May 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780857986887
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction