The Things We PromiseBook - 2017
There are two things you need to know about me. The first is that I remember life by what I was wearing. The second is that I think too much ... It's the early 1990s and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal. Gemma's brother Billy - New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist - has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to 'create magic' on her and two friends for their end-of-year formal. Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her ... But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. Her family's been keeping secrets; friendships are forged and broken; and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries ... Set in a time of uncertainty and fear, The Things We Promise is a beautifully told novel that sings with emotion, humour and heartbreak.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. :, Allen & Unwin,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Y FIC BURK
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 20 cm