About the book
‘At the heart of Between the Flags is a strong emotional riptide that quickly takes hold and pulls you into deep dark waters. But never fear, we’re in safe hands: Rachel Fenton is here to teach us how to swim. This is a powerful, generous, healing book, full of life, with a central character you will never forget.’
— Dylan Horrocks, author of Hicksville
What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you had already happened, but you didn’t realise? Like your brain couldn’t handle it, so you turned it into a comic. Then closed it.
Fourteen-year-old trainee lifeguard Mandy Malham has wanted to beat Jen in the surf lifesaving championships at Soldier Tree Bay ever since Jen bullied her in primary school, but to do that, Mandy comes to realise that first she must rescue herself.
Between the Flags is a story of losing and finding yourself when some days it feels like the only friend you have is the pen in your hand. The first YA novel from author and graphic artist Rachel Fenton.
This book contains references to bullying, grief and PTSD.
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