Dimity's Kid's pick:
I Am Change by Suzy Zail ( YA - Walker Books)
I absolutely adored Zail's unashamedly barefaced and poetic narrative. She portrays Lilian's innocence and coming of age with candidness and confidence so that the reader's relationship with Lilian is never spoiled. The beautiful balance between Lilian's gritty strength and her childlike naiveté is one of the biggest drawcards of this story making it a compelling and empowering read for teen girls and boys alike.