‘I lean against the lockers. Adam wants to kiss me, but he won’t because he knows I’m not the kind of girl who’ll let herself be kissed in front of the entire student body of Glenrock Secondary. So, I kiss him. Because kissing Adam Winter is like having a zillion butterflies inside you and because kissing him is my best chance at forgetting. So I kiss him harder and for a moment the world stops and I’m not the girl whose father is dying. I’m just a girl, kissing a boy.
Lisa’s father has six months to live and a story he’s never told about his time in Auschwitz. A story she doesn’t want to hear, because she has secrets too. No one at school knows she is Jewish or that her Dad is sick. Not even her boyfriend. But that’s all about to change . . . And so is she.
Suzy Zail mines her family’s past, and her life as the child of a holocaust survivor, in this Young Adult novel about family secrets, hope and healing.
Based on a true story, with powerful themes and a strong YA lead character, Inkflower is perfect for study in English and History classrooms.