Title: The Pearl
The Top End of Australia—a tropical paradise filled with beauty. Wonder. Danger.
For two young boys growing up, the remote beaches and aqua waters of the Northern Territory provide a playground of adventure. So it is for half-Aboriginal Jarrah Yindi and his best friend Luke Lawson, who spend their summers diving for pearls and dodging Old Salty, a man-eating crocodile, under the stormy summer skies of Darwin.
And as the boys grow older, their friendship gradually becomes a need to be together, and slowly something more blossoms.
But for two teenage boys, falling in love is very different to understanding love.
As they teeter on the brink of manhood, as life beyond school looms like a summer storm—at once exciting and terrifying—will life tear the two friends apart?
Or will love keep them together forever?
Author: Geoffrey Knight
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: To Catch a Fox , The Boy From Brighton, Miami Moon, Cairo Curse
Series: The Pearl Trilogy
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: April 24, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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As I sit here typing up my review for The Pearl, one word comes to mind. Stunning…simply stunning!
This vibrant coming of age story of Jad and Luke is so beautifully written, it will sneak into your heart. This story had me so riveted from its gentle beginning to its climatic ending that I sat and read it in one sitting. The time span runs from their childhood to young adults and I feel I have lived every moment with them. The all characters have such depth I hesitate to think of any of them as secondary.
Author Geoffrey Knight of description of Australia is done in such rich detail and clarity I had no problem imagining everything in my mind. I would not just say this about any book but I absolutely love to see made into a movie. Not only for the beautiful story but for the background setting as well.
If you are to read one book this year from a recommendation, make it The Pearl.