Maddy's on an exotic beach holiday with her family. After an argument with her mother, she storms off, but the island is engulfed by a deadly tsunami. Maddy survives, but many are dead - and she can't find her family. Are they alive? And will she ever get the chance to say sorry to her mum? Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.
Jill Atkins is a prolific children's author and to date has had 48 books published, for a variety of ages. Jill began her career as a teacher, but her interest in being a children's author saw her successfully complete an MA in Writing for Children at Winchester University. In the past she has lectured part-time on the subject of early childhood, and she is a member of the Society of Authors and the Children's Book Circle.