Red DayISBN: 9781760651886 By: Sandy Fussell
For Ages: 9+ years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st March 2020
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9
Set against a backdrop of the 1944 Cowra Prisoner of War Camp breakout, this powerful story explores an important part of Australia's past and how it informs the future.
Set in a modern-day small town among the remnants of a Japanese POW camp, this is the story of Charlie. Charlie has synaesthesia and hence sees and hears differently: people have auras; days of the week are coloured; numbers and letters have attitudes. But when Charlie meets Japanese exchange student Kenichi, her senses intensify and she experiences flashbacks, nausea, and hears unfamiliar voices in her head pulling her back to the town's violent past. This is heartfelt contemporary storytelling at its best.