Congrats to Ben Beaton on his inclusion in the Notable List from the CBCA this year.
Ben's debut novel, Mama's Song, is a beautiful story about a teenage girl who must live with the choices she has made. As the story unfolds, we glimpse the events that lead to Georgina being alone in a country hospital. She must find her Mama's Song to truly connect with her baby, Hannah.
I thought Ben was brave to take on this female voice but he has done it with such honesty and authenticity that his gender is a moot point.
It's a great read for all teens.
I look forward to his next offering.