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Here’s what the judges had to say
In shortlisting JETTY JUMPING, the CBCA judges declared it:
“A beautifully written and highly relatable book about overcoming fears. Time and place have been carefully created to depict an Australian beach town in summer.
The language is rich and descriptive, using apt vocabulary and alliteration. The eye-catching, swirling text depicts movement to mirror themes of water and the action it describes.
Mood is gently constructed. The joy of the jumping girls contrasts with Milla’s trepidation as she sits apart, afraid to participate in their fun yet wanting to join them.
A lovely twist of plot adds momentum and motivation to the main character’s actions, who overcomes her fears to finally enter the water.”