A story filled with gripping personalities! When Ana moves from a colony in Bolivia to Toronto, everything changes. Why did they move so suddenly? What happened to Ana's mom? Trilby Kent's opening dialogue drew me in right away:
"What's your name?"
"Have you got a board? Or a bike?"
"That's OK - I'll go slow."
Thus begins the first friendship that Ana forms in Toronto. Kent's use of flashbacks help to show the different lives that can be lived by the same person, going between Ana's time in the colony, and her new experiences in bright, lively Toronto. The author strikes a great balance between dialogue and narration, moving the story along at an easygoing pace. Kent does a wonderful job of bringing out the diverse identities of each character.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes a good mystery, especially for those between the ages of 11 - 14.