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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  67 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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A beautiful reflection on the depth and fragility of the human psyche.
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.
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.
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
Eh? Not nearly as awesome as Walking Naked.
Love this book. As always, Alyssa Brugman's characters are amazing. Well written, original and with a great narrator.
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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