McAlister's Way

McAlister s Way By his fifteenth birthday Danny McAlister in on the run He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the

  • Title: McAlister's Way
  • Author: Richard Marman
  • ISBN: 9781909302037
  • Page: 482
  • Format: ebook
  • By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track Thrown into an unforgiving adult world he grows up fast and becoBy his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track Thrown into an unforgiving adult world he grows up fast and becomes embroiled in union wars amongst cane cutters, joins the crew of prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria, gets mixed up with smugglers and New Guinea s burgeoning aviation industry He teams up with Mad Monty, an eccentric Afro American pilot and Angela, the stunning teenage daughter of an English missionary They must endure a series of harrowing adventures as they journey through New Guinea s Central Highlands and the islands in the Bismarck Sea where they face their final challenge against vicious Filipino pirates and discover the final secret of Danny s missing father Masterfully handled and quite eloquent Wonderful I liked this book covered issues that needed to be addressed 2012 Australian CYA Writing Competition Judges

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    1. I received this book for free through First Reads.Upon reading the title, I anticipated this book to be about a teenager's life, or an imaginative fictitious storytelling. While it is about a teenager's life, the experiences Danny McAlister endures are nothing short of outrageous. The novel begins with Zach McAlister, Danny's grandson, visiting while his mother is hospitalized. While the teen isn't excited about staying with his grandfather, he manages to pass the time by learning about his gra [...]

    2. So this isn't Kafka (now there's a relief) or even Cussler, but it's what we have come to expect from Richard - a move-along yarn in which good things happen to the good guys (most of the time) and the nasty little men get their comeuppance in the end. As my experience has been, Richard treats his characters with appropriate respect and while the frequency of happy coincidence boarders on the fantastic, it makes one smile.It can get a bit trite and at times a little more research might help cred [...]

    3. I reckon this is my best effort yet. If you like a fast-paced action-packed adventure story, then this is for you. Let me know what you think.

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