Shadow of the Mountain
A gripping novel for young adults by an award-winning writer, dealing with grief and loss, coming of age and decision-making.
‘I want to climb a mountain and I need a guide.’ Geneva’s world has been blown apart by loss. Her brother has died in a climbing accident and her family is blown apart by grief.
Maybe that’s why her decisions are not always the sharpest. One thing she knows: there’s no way back to the person she once was.
She takes up rock climbing as she wants to climb the same mountain where her brother died – the mountain becomes a metaphor for all the other mountains she must climb. When Angus appears in her orbit it seems an omen that things are changing — but life is never that simple.
In trying to find a way forward, Geneva risks her friendships, risks repeating the errors of the past, and even risks her life. But maybe there’s no other way to find the person she can be.
This gripping novel for young adults by the award-winning Anna Mackenize deals with grief and loss, coming of age and decision-making. ‘A stunningly accurate and moving portrayal of grief – I am left with a deep admiration for Mackenzie’s powers as a writer.’ Booknotes