'15-year-old Lara Laylor feels like supporting character in her own life. She's Ashley's best friend, she's Hannah's sister-she's never just Lara.
When new history teacher Mr. Grant gives her an unusual assignment: investigating the mystery of the Somerton Man. Found dead in on an Adelaide beach in 1948, a half-smoked cigarette still in his mouth and the labels cut out of his clothes, the Somerton Man has intrigued people for years. Was he a spy? A criminal? Year 10 has plenty of mysteries of its own: boys, drama queen friends, and enigmatic new students. When they seem just as unsolvable as a 60-year-old cold case, Lara finds herself spending more and more time on the assignment. But Mr Grant himself may be the biggest mystery of all...'
This book really surprised me.
I was pulled into this story from the very start and I didn't want it to end. I loved the characters, the writing and the plot.
The characters in this story were solid and relatable. I loved watching friendship dynamics change when new characters were introduced and I love seeing the character grow individually and with each other.
The characters were so well developed that I truly felt their emotions and understood where each of them were coming from on different occasions throughout the book.
I was captivated by the writing in this book. It had a lyrical and almost cinematic quality about it. I can easily see this story becoming a movie. The writing sweeps you away on this journey and makes feel like you are living it instead of reading read it.
As for the story, it was awesome. I loved the different elements of the story. The teen angst, bullying and high school drama really added an extra layer to this story. As for the mystery, or mysteries, they were perfectly woven into the story.
I loved getting the bits and pieces of information about the mystery throughout the story. it really keeps the reader engaged and excited about what we may learn next.
I am so glad that I read this book and I recommend it to everyone and anyone.
All That Impossible Space by Anna Morgan is one book you don't want to miss.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker