Triple Ripple, Brigid Lowry (Allen & Unwin)
A lovely, quirky story told in three parts: the writer, the reader, and the fairytale.
Glory has left her mother and family to work in the Royal Palace, where she finds out about a curse that threatens her very life.
The writer is trying to write Glory’s story properly, sometimes she has to rewrite the very chapter she just finished - maybe there was a factual error (cameras weren't invented yet!), or the story just wasn't strong enough, or maybe the characters just didn't say their lines properly.
In the “real world” the reader Nova is having trouble with a horrible girl, Dylan, at school and reading her way into Glory’s world is the perfect escape.
Lightly metafictional, this is the perfect book for girls (and boys) who love reading, writing and a little bit of not-quite-magic in their tales.
From the author who brought you such gems as Guitar Highway Rose, Follow the Blue and With Lots of Love From Georgia.