Tess used to believe her father would always be there. But that was before he got caught up with his rising political career. Tess is different now, too. Shuttling between two homes and two mothers, she's dropped out of championship swimming and almost out of school as well. The only thing that interests her is leading a group of young environmental activists, the ‘Green Guerillas'. And even though Tess never goes near the water now, she still has nightmares about drowning ... ‘The warm characterizations save all the cliches surrounding broken families, this engrossing Australian tale has a refreshing view of children struggling with the fallout from divorce. Tess's growing awareness of her dad's imperfections and his realization of his own shortcomings make the ending not only happy, but believable.'
Author Biography: Melbourne-based author Jen McVeity has been a teacher of maths and English and a freelance journalist. Her first Young Adult novel, The Fifty Dollar Fall, was published in 1991. Since then she has published several educational and trade junior fiction books and two further YA novels. Dreamcatcher was first published in the US in 1998 with the title on Different Shores.