The Little Wave was is a delightful Middle Grade verse novel. The POV switches between there year five students, Noah and Lottie from the beachy inner Sydney suburb of Manly, to Jack from the beach-less more rural town of Mullin.
Three different kids dealing with different things.
Noah is being bullied by the boy who is supposed to be his best friend and he doesn’t know what to do about it.
Lottie is on the outside at school, with no friends other than the insects she spends her time studying. And for the most part Lottie feels she has no father either as he has been emotionally absent since the death of her mother.
Jack’s woes are more socioeconomic and at one point in the story he and his sister are sleeping on the floor at his aunties place.
The Little Wave deals with grief, bullying, navigating new friendships and the struggles of low-SES families. Ultimately it is a book about the healing power of friendship and even though the book deals with some heavy things, it is an immensely enjoyable read.
Pip Harry has done a remarkable job putting so much story and heart into so few words.
The Little wave is well worth the read. Regardless of your age it will leave you with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 549 KB
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: University of Queensland Press (7 May 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07RFP2SFQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)