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Meg McKinlay


Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a poet as well as a children’s writer. She lives in Australia and divides her time between writing and teaching at the University of Western Australia.

Meg McKinlay

Books by Meg McKinlay

by Meg McKinlay - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction

Jena --- strong, respected, reliable --- is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by the Mothers as one of the chosen seven, Jena's years spent denying herself food and wrapping her limbs have paid off. She is small enough to squeeze through the tunnels of the mountain and gather the harvest, risking her life with each mission. No work is more important. This has always been the way of things, even if it isn’t easy. But as her suspicions mount and Jena begins to question the life she’s always known, the cracks in her world become impossible to ignore. 

by Meg McKinlay - Fiction, Mystery

On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. Twelve years later, she feels drawn to the manmade lake and the mysteries it hides --- and she’s not the only one. Her classmate Liam joins Cassie in her daily swim across the off-limits side of the lake. Secrets have a way of floating to the surface and when Cassie venture too far from shore, she realizes she can't turn back. Mystery, compelling characters, and an abandoned town beneath a lake make for a must-read adventure.