The Things We Promise

J. C. Burke

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There are two things you need to know about me. The first is that I remember life by what I was wearing. The second is that I think too much. It's the early 1990s, and all Gemma can think about is looking perfect for her first school formal. Gemma's brother Billy--New York's up and coming hair and make-up artist--has made her the ultimate promise: he's returning home especially to "create magic" on her and two friends for their end-of-year formal. Gemma's best friend, Andrea, is convinced it'll be their moment to shine; Gemma hopes it's the night Ralph will finally notice her. But when Billy arrives home from New York, Gemma's life becomes complicated. Her family's been keeping secrets, friendships are forged and broken, and suddenly the length of her formal dress is the least of her worries. Set in a time of uncertainty and fear, The Things We Promise is a beautifully told novel that sings with emotion, humor, and heartbreak.

ISBN: 9781760290405
Publication Date: 22-Feb-2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin