Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fortress by Gabrielle Lord

Gabrielle Lord
1982, 1988, Corgi, London

Sally is the new teacher at a one-teacher school in a small New South Wales town. One day, three men in frightening masks kidnap all 12 students and their teacher and hide them in the bush.

Wow what a thrilling little page turner! I loved that this was set in the Australian outback because I could identify with the characters and the setting. It's a bit of an unlikely story, but the reader is along for the ride all the way. It never lets up. There are similarities to Lord of the Flies which is another book I loved.

Link to journal at bookcrossing

No comments: