Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis.
Published by: Anderson Press.
Released: 3rd March 2011.
‘Everybody jam’ is outback slang for apricot jam – because everybody likes it. But not everything in Danny Dawson’s life is that sweet. Danny Dawson lives in the middle of the Australian outback. His older brother Jonny was killed in an accident last year but no-one ever talks about it. And now it's time for the annual muster. The biggest event of the year on the cattle station, and a time to sort the men from the boys. But this year things will be different: because Jonny's gone and Danny's determined to prove he can fill his brother's shoes; because their fourteen-year-old sister is pregnant; because it's getting hotter and hotter and the rains won't come; because cracks are beginning to show . . . When Danny's mum admits she can't cope, the family hires a housegirl to help out - a wide-eyed English backpacker. She doesn't have a clue what she's let herself in for. And neither do they."
Personally, I think that this sounds absolutely amazing. It sounds like a great story and that cover is simply brilliant! Cannot wait to read this one! Only 134 days to go*...
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