Author(s): Anna Mackenzie
Sixteen-year-old Geneva has decided to confront one of her worst fears. As a tribute to her brother, who died in a climbing accident some months ago, she decides to join a climbing group, and train to get up the peak that Stephen was aiming for when he died. Geneva hides her plan from her parents, guessing that they would try to stop her. A realistic account of the way a tough-minded, self-possessed girl tries to find her own way through a time of crisis. First published May 2008. Dunedin
Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2009.
Anna Mackenzie first novel, High Tide, was featured in the Children's Literature Foundation List of Notable Books of 2003. Her second novel, Out on the Edge, for young adults, was published by Longacre Press in 2005.Her third novel, The Sea-wreck Stranger, is a finalist for the 2008 NZ Post Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards, is joint winner of the 2008 Sir Julius Vogel Award, and has been awarded a prestigious White Raven Award for outstanding children's literature. Shadow of the Mountain is Anna's fourth novel; she is working on her fifth - and the sequel to the acclaimed The Sea-wreck Stranger.