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3.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  72 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Alone at night in the bush, alone with her demons - MacKenzie is forced to discover herself and her place in the world. Defiant, defensive, but struggling towards the truth, she peels back layers of self-deception to face a difficult choice about her future.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Allen & Unwin
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Jul 11, 2010 Ally rated it it was amazing
A beautiful reflection on the depth and fragility of the human psyche.
Mar 06, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it
This was quite painful and difficult to read, the author really managed to get inside the head of a girl who's been badly mentally damaged by a history of abuse and abandonment from her drug-dealing addict parents, but it's not a nice place to be. It was actually quite scary at times.
I spent a lot of the book not understanding what was going on - when I got to the end and everything was explained I had to go back and read some bits again so I could make sense of them.
Aug 08, 2011 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Solo is an incredibly breathtaking novel of second chances and family truths. Mackenzie is trying to lead a better life for herself and trying to control her rage. When that fails, she is sent to a wilderness camp for troubled teens. There, she begins to remember her shattered past and reflects on the ways she can begin to fix things to start a better future.
Sep 03, 2012 Katrina rated it did not like it
Was hard to follow in some bits but at the end I was saying oh is that really the end of the novel?

I love alyssa brugman's horse books and thats why I chose to read this, but i just didn't enjoy it
Dec 17, 2009 Sally rated it liked it
Shelves: australian, ya, family
Eh? Not nearly as awesome as Walking Naked.
Sep 13, 2013 Victoria rated it it was amazing
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Love this book. As always, Alyssa Brugman's characters are amazing. Well written, original and with a great narrator.
Mar 16, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
It is a good book for teenagers
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Alyssa Brugman was born in Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, Australia in May 1974. She attended five public schools before completing a Marketing Degree at the University of Newcastle.

Alyssa has worked as an after-school tutor for Aboriginal children. She taught management, accounting and marketing at a business college, worked for a home improvements company and then worked in Public Relations before b
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