"Enjoyable YA romantic fantasy"
When Dr. Craig is hurt in a stateside car accident, his
agent needs a viable substitute to provide the series of
lectures in Down Under. He chooses another client Dr. Mold
to provide the talks. Dr. Mold takes her teenage daughter
Rowena "Ro" Maven with her.
In Sydney, Ro finds herself totally bored until a strange
teen Patrick Carroll falls from the sky. He begins to take
her places that she can only dream of, a departure from
the Roach Hotel that is Ro's reality. With a blink they
are alone on secluded beaches and though he seems
ephemeral, his kisses are realistic. With her best friend
too far away in the states to help her, Ro has her first
boyfriend, who no one else can see or even mention him to
anyone. When she finally does he vanishes leaving Ro to
learn who is the enigmatic Patrick and where did he go for
she does not want to be without him?
This young teen romantic fantasy provides readers with an
intriguing tale as the audience will wonder if Patrick is
just a figment of a lonely girl's imagination and if not
who and what is he. Readers will enjoy the "???dating???"
of Patrick and Ro as he escorts her to isolated places and
never is seen by anyone but her. Teen readers will want to
join Ro as she seeks to solve the mystery of the BOY DOWN
UNDER that she cares about.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 30, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007