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Nora and Kettle
Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: February 29th 2016
Genres: Historical, Young Adult

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What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason?

Seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share of adversity. As an orphaned Japanese American struggling to make a life in the aftermath of an event in history not often referred to—the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the removal of children from orphanages for having “one drop of Japanese blood in them”—things are finally looking up. He has his hideout in an abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys.

Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora—the privileged daughter of a controlling and violent civil rights lawyer who is building a compensation case for the interned Japanese Americans. But she is trapped, enduring abuse to protect her younger sister Frankie and wishing on the stars every night for things to change.

For months, they’ve lived side by side, their paths crossing yet never meeting. But when Nora is nearly killed and her sister taken away, their worlds collide as Kettle, grief stricken at the loss of a friend, angrily pulls Nora from her window.

In her honeyed eyes, Kettle sees sadness and suffering. In his, Nora sees the chance to take to the window and fly away.

Set in 1953, NORA AND KETTLE explores the collision of two teenagers facing extraordinary hardship. Their meeting is inevitable, devastating, and ultimately healing. Their stories, a collection of events, are each on their own harmless. But together, one after the other, they change the world.

 

About the Author

Lauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.

She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing.

She is a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist and a USA Best Book Awards Finalist.



The Tour

February 29th
Feed Your Fiction Addiction >> Review
Mythical Books >> Guest post
the bookdragon >> Review
Lisa Loves Literature >> Interview
CBY Book Club >> Excerpt
We Do Write >> Interview

March 1st
BooksChatter >> Interview
The Bookkeeper’s Secrets  >> Review
Rhea’s Neon Journal >> Review + Top 10 List
What’s She Reading? >> Review

March 2nd
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile  >> Guest post
Books Direct >> Review + Excerpt
Her Book Thoughts >> Excerpt
calico Gifts blog >> Review

March 3rd
Once Upon A Story  >> Review
Between Printed Pages >> Guest post
Night Owl Reads >> Review
Whatever You Can Still Betray >> Excerpt
Angela’s Library >> Excerpt

March 4th
The Alchemy of Ink >> Review
Reading Among The Stars >> Review
Wonderland’s Reader >> Review
Movies, Shows & Books  >> Review