Wave Riders

Lauren St John

Ages 9-12
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10 June 2021
416 pages

A storm is coming. What will it take to survive? An exciting adventure set at sea, from the bestselling author of the Laura Marlin Mysteries and Kat Wolfe Investigates.

Twins Jess and Jude Carter live a dream life sailing from one exotic destination to the next with their guardian, Gabriel. But after Gabe vanishes and a storm smashes up their lives, they’re left penniless and alone. When a wealthy, glamorous family offer them a home, everybody tells them they’re the luckiest children in the world. But the Blakeneys’ stately mansion is full of secrets – secrets that seem entangled with the twins’ own fate. As they race to uncover the truth, Jess and Jude must confront their deepest fears.

How do you solve a mystery when that mystery is you?

Wave Riders from Lauren St John is an exciting and compelling middle-grade tale of sailing, family and identity.

lashings of plot, jeopardy and characters to love... the story has everything: suspense, sibling love, an eco-angle, a contested will and an admirable moral: nature and friendship trumps stuff

Alex O'Connell, Times, Children's Book of the Week

Lauren St John at her very best... a gripping adventure across stormy seas, stately homes and boarding schools, with a fabulous plotted mystery at its core. I couldn't put it down

Abi Elphinstone

Loved this absolute page turner. A classic adventure story with a strong environmental message and all the right animals

Hilary McKay