Author(s): Dave Reardon
When the world burns, all you have is each other. With his home and family torn apart by the attack on Pearl Harbor, 16- year-old Murph Turner is evacuated to a wild town on the Australian coastline. An outsider in a bizarre land, he befriends Banjo, a hilarious Aboriginal scamp with pyrotechnic tendencies and - despite his misgivings - finds himself falling for Micki, a gorgeous but mysterious girl on the run from the authorities. Surrounded on all sides by racist town kids, brutal gangsters and government spy-hunters, the trio is suddenly catapulted into the middle of WWII on a fatal day that will shatter their world and everyone they love. The Deep Enders is an action-packed historical fiction that has captivated YA and adult readers around the world.
Dave Reardon covered crime, politics and crocodile attacks as a journalist for major newspapers before heading online with his wife Ann Reardon from HowToCookThat (one of the world's favourite cooking shows with 350 million views). He has ghostwritten numerous books but The Deep Enders is his first young adult novel.