Angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the forbidding ruins of Trial Bay gaol.
Stella hides out in the town and is disturbed by her growing confusion about her identity. Her mysterious flashbacks to the gaol one hundred years before are even more frightening.
What is reality? What is fantasy? And is the guy next door the one to help her solve the mystery?
Or will a stranger unlock the key to her past?
While the blurb for Collision was a little all over the place I’m very glad I decided to pick it up based on the wonderful cover instead as this was such an interesting read. Stella has a lot going on from beginning to end and experiencing her journey of trying to sort fantasy from reality and figure herself out was genuinely intriguing. I was never quite sure what to expect from this book but it never disappointed.
I loved the Australian angle as well as the infusion of culture and geographic character, it went a long way toward helping Collision to stand out from other YA books. Kempsey really came alive on the page which helped to bring its inhabitants to life as well.
All in all, a wonderful read and I’ll absolutely be picking up book two.