By popular request, children's author Ann Turnbull was invited back to the Children's Reading Group recently to look again at Deep Water.
Deep Water is a slim but powerful story about two boys who play truant from school. They decide to have an adventure but it all goes horribly wrong, and one of the boys has to make a decision that could have disastrous consequences.
It's a moral dilemma, and handled brilliantly, and the children in the reading group loved reading it for the second or even (in some cases) the third time. Lots of discussion was sparked (Ann hardly got a word in!) and it was a very lively and intersting meeting. To add to the fun, the chldren were invited to write their own endings to the story - and they did that very, very well: watch out next year's children's writing competiion!