year old’s straight-from-the-heart account of life through the
Canterbury quakes and shakes of 2010-11.
would think Maddy’s world had crumbled when she didn’t get a cell phone
for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things
to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a
deafening roar, the world turns upside down! Suddenly, words like
‘liquefaction’, ‘aftershocks’ and ‘state of emergency’ bubble to the
surface of her vocabulary.
navigates the bumps and crashes of life after the big quakes, she
discovers how strong family ties can be, and finds friendship in the
most unlikely of places.