Author(s): Alyssa Brugman
Rachel has just left school and she knows everything. Well, maybe not quite everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr Preston, who gives her a live-in job looking after Grace - Grace with the lovely house, the grasping sisters, the feral neighbours and the spooky box full of unfinished business; Grace who never speaks. Who is Grace? How do the pieces of her world fit together? And what will it all mean for Rachel?..Told from Rachel's gloriously eccentric perspective, this is an intriguing, compassionate, unexpectedly funny story about tasting love, finding grace and getting a life.
Alyssa Brugman's first novel, Finding Grace, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2001 to critical acclaim. Her second, Walking Naked', won the 2004 IBBY Australia Ena Noel Award for Encouragement for Australian Writers and Illustrators; was a CBCA Honour Book for Older Readers in 2003; and was shortlisted for the 2003 Victorian Premier's literary awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction.