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Rita is 29, married to her soul mate and a mother to two adorable young daughters. She has always thought of a new year as a clean slate, but one New Year's Day is a clean slate like no other, when Rita wakes up as her 16-year-old self, living her 16-year-old life. Piero is a loner. The only recent exception to his solitude had been his close friendship with Rita's sister until her sudden death. Now he finds himself instrumental in helping Rita make sense of the new direction her life has taken. A thought-provoking story, Returning seamlessly invites the reader into both adult and teenage mindsets and tackles the what-ifs. What if you were able to live your teenage years with the wisdom of your adult mind? What if you met your partner at a different time? What if your regrets could be re-written?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 16mm | 308g
  • Publicious Pty Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0992456908
  • 9780992456900
  • 1,071,587

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Thirty years ago I was a teenager and now I am parenting teenage children. "Returning" really got me thinking about teenage years and how and if we would change things if we could relive them. I couldn't put the book down - a great read. Like the previous reviewer, I too look forward to more books from Francesca more
by Monica Scanlon
I found this book intriguing on many levels. The skill with which we are transported into Rita's 16 year old life made me feel as though I was sitting in her bedroom and brought back memories of my own teenage years. The insecurities, the dreams, the chance to do things differently. It is a book that stays in your thoughts long after the final page is turned. A book that sucked me in and took me on a nostalgic roller coaster ride of emotions. I definitely want to read this book again and look forward to future books from this new Australian author!show more
by Gina Baynham
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