A coming of age novel and a life changing adventure. Sixteen-year-old Jacksie sets off on foot and alone across the vast Western Australian wheatbelt. He needs to reach the one person left who loves and understands him - and he can't risk being caught by the authorities. I loved Jacksie's continual monologue and his language; crude and blunt perfectly matching his situation. You'll be rooting for Jacksie all the way. Brilliant!