‘Love’s not a cake’, I say. ‘You don’t carve it into pieces ‘til there’s none left; it’s more like the Magic Pudding – the more you use of it, the more it grows.’
Anna and Jamie are inseparable, the brother and sister team who face the world, their family and school together. Their love for each other is bigger than anything else they know and stronger than any ordinary bond.
It is Jamie who challenges Anna throughout her life; Jamie who drives her to do things and makes her grow up, Jamie who dares her to jump off Ben Hall’s Rock, smoke weed and drive fast round Carrot Wash Bend.
When Anna Boyd has to ‘kill’ her brother, what follows next is a revelation to all, most especially to Anna.