The Taste of Apple
Winner, IP Picks Best First Book, 2010Pedro Jones is lost. Abandoned by his father and forced into commission housing with his Filipino immigrant mother, the future seems bleak. But when Pedro meets the 'mad' street busker, Johnny Lazzaro, and gets involved with the East Timor freedom movement, life takes an unexpected detour through the uncharted backblocks of the human heart. James Laidler deftly crafts a cast of vivid characters in this gritty story of self discovery, justice and belonging. The taste of apple comes as a physical book and as an enhanced multimedia CD, with a complete eBook of the novel, linking to brilliant music and spoken word tracks, or it can play on portable CD/DVD players like a regular music CD. It's now available for digital download as an eBook and by track or album for the audio elements of the work.
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Review: The Taste of AppleUser Review - Cass - Words on Paper - Goodreads
4/5 To say I'm surprised that I actually liked this is an understatement. My track record with verse novels, I admit, hasn't been very good - I normally have problems connecting with the characters ... Read full review
Review: The Taste of AppleUser Review - Jess - The Tales Compendium - Goodreads
Set in Australia mostly during the late nineties, The Taste of Apple is a book about finding out who you are, discovering the simplest life-lessons from unexpected people, the issues of racism ... Read full review