I really enjoyed reviewing this YA novel for Kete, the wonderful Aotearoa online website that reviews NZ books and provides information about new titles each week. Here Upon the Tide by Blair McMillan is an exciting read about two likeable teens who with courage and compassion help each other through the huge challenges life has thrown at them. Amir escapes from war-torn Syria, eventually landing off the Canterbury Coast where he hopes he'll find a safe refuge. Milly has lost her mother and her home in the Canterbury earthquakes, is the subject of bullying and feels isolated. Readers will enjoy the descriptions of her paddleboarding exploits.
Posted: Thursday 31 August 2023