When the Ground is Hard
Published: 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Adele loves being one of the popular girls at her school and she knows the next semester is going to be great with her best friend Delia alongside her. But then Delia dumps her for a new girl whose family has more money than she does, and Adele is forced to look for friendship with the unpopular girl, Lottie. But as they share a copy of Jane Eyre, they begin to bond. When a boy goes missing on campus, Adele and Lottie work together to try and solve the mystery and test their new found friendship. Set in a boarding-school for mixed-race students in Swaziland in the 1960s, this is a unique and powerful read for teens covering themes such as racism, white privilege and prejudice.