The Middle of Nowhere
By Geraldine McCaughrean
When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity’s life in the Australian outback changes forever.
With her father lost in grief, Comity makes friends with Fred, the Aboriginal yard boy, But then the evil Quartz Hogg arrives, who delights in playing cruel games. And when he sets his murderous sights on Fred, it’s up to Comity to stop him.