Wednesday, March 05, 2014

This Just In… If Everyone Knew Every Plant And Tree by Julia C Johnston

Ollie is drowning. No one notices.

Oliver Campbell, 14, fanciful and funny in equal measure, struggles to unravel the knots of emotion when his little sister, Lily, falls gravely ill with a mysterious disease. Irritating and puzzling to his two older half-brothers, neglected by his self-absorbed parents, and unfalleninlovewith by Poppy Teasdale, he longs to be something more than invisible.

Quirky Kamal doesn’t think it’s weird that Ollie, his best friend, is fascinated by words and plants. He knows what it’s like to be different and to be bullied. He coaches him on love, and how to clinch his dream-girl, tickles him with his highfalutin language and aspirations, impresses him with his fortitude despite a tragic past and is there when life takes a terrible turn, is loyal to the end.

Ollie’s two special people throw him lifejackets, but will they be enough to save him?

You can order If Everyone Knew Every Plant And Tree here. Visit author Julia C Johnston on the web here. ◊

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