Two very different Grade 6 girls meet in their school sick bay. Meg is a loner. Grieving over the death of her father, and struggling with changes at home, she wears slippers to school and hides out in sick bay to avoid other kids. New girl Riley, is a Type 1 diabetic and already popular. She doesn't want to go to sick bay, but sometimes she has to if she's having a high or a low. As Meg and Riley are forced to spend more and more time together in the cramped sick bay room, they start to uncover each other's secrets and find the courage to be who they really are.
Nova Weetman lives in Melbourne with her partner and two children. She has written for film and TV, including the children's series Backyard Science, H20 and Pixel Pinkie. Nova has written three middle-grade books in the Choose Your Own Ever After series, and three young adult novels, including Everything is Changed, a 2017 CBCA Notable Book. Her middle-grade novel The Secrets We Keep was shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize, the Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Awards and the ABIA Awards, and was a 2017 CBCA Notable Book, winner of the KROC Award for Best Fiction for Years 7-9 and Honour Book in the 2018 KOALA Awards. Her second book in this series, The Secrets We Share was a 2018 CBCA Notable Book.
Available: 4th June 2019
Publisher: University of Queensland Press