Luca's life is perfect; he has a loving mother, a father he idolizes and a strong bond with his twin sister. But by 15, life as he kws it, is over. He sits in juvenile detention, responsible for the deaths of two people, his family destroyed. This engaging young adult vel addresses themes such as drugs, racism and the idea of self-control. Based on a real-life story where a 24-year-old Tennessee man was executed for murdering his mother and step-father when he was 13. He had been on drugs and had access to a gun. Perth resident Anne Davies taught English to teenagers for 20 years and found getting teenage boys to read, difficult. So she has written a meaty fiction book for them; a book that has murder, romance and a serious (but t too deep) look at the process someone would go through after murdering two people, at such a young age.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Anne Davies had a rollercoaster of a childhood, which she survived by keeping her (somewhat large) nose firmly in books and extended that early love by later teaching English at high school level. Still married to the boy she met at school at 14, she now has the time to write and aimed Wrath at her favorite people - teenagers.