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The novel, set in the early to mid-80s, follows the lives of siblings Archie and Lucy Saunders as they navigate the aftermath of their mother’s death. 12-year-old Lucy, who witnessed her mother’s tragic horse-riding accident, struggles to come to terms with her loss while their father, concerned for their futures, relocates them to the bustling city of North Melbourne and enrolls them in a private Catholic school.

Lucy, forever influenced by her mother’s death, finds herself spiraling out of control and delving deeper into the dark and twisted underground of Melbourne. Meanwhile, Archie, determined to follow in his father’s footsteps as a singer and entertainer, sets his sights on winning the local Battle of the Bands competition. With the winner set to open for the biggest band in Australia and perform live on Countdown, Archie and his band work tirelessly to perfect their craft, only to find themselves hindered by an arch-rival band with the same goal in mind.

As the competition heats up, Archie and Lucy must confront their past and come to terms with their grief, all while fighting for their dreams and their future. Will Archie’s band be able to rise above their competition and take the stage on Countdown, or will Lucy’s descent into the dark underbelly of Melbourne consume her? The novel explores the themes of grief, family, and the power of music to heal and inspire.
Battle of Bands

Sypnosis Sun, 29 Jan 2023 04:53:38 +0000 In the early to mid-80s, Archie and Lucy Saunders lived on their farm near Netherby, a small town where the only excitement came from the annual county fair. But for 12-year-old Lucy, the tranquility of farm life was shattered when she witnessed her mother’s death from a tragic horse-riding accident.

Lucy’s father, John, was devastated by the loss of his wife and feared for the future of his children. He knew that they needed a fresh start, away from the constant reminders of their mother’s death. So, he made the difficult decision to relocate his family to the hustle and bustle of North Melbourne and enroll them in a private Catholic school.

But this new life wasn’t enough to save Lucy. She was forever influenced by her mother’s death and struggled to cope with the loss. She became distant and withdrawn, unable to connect with her classmates or teachers. Her grades began to slip, and she was constantly in trouble.

John watched helplessly as his daughter spiraled out of control, falling deeper and deeper into the twisted underground of Melbourne. He knew that he had to do something to save her, but he didn’t know where to turn.

Meanwhile, Archie was trying to find his own way in this new world. He had always dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps as a singer and entertainer. So when he heard about the Battle of the Bands competition, he knew that this was his chance to make that dream a reality.

The competition winner would have the opportunity to support the biggest band in Australia and perform live on Countdown, the biggest music show in the country. Archie formed a band with his classmates, and they began rehearsing tirelessly in hopes of winning.

But there was one thing standing in their way: an arch-rival band led by a charismatic singer named Jake. Jake and his band were determined to win at any cost, and they would stop at nothing to sabotage Archie’s band.

As Archie and Lucy struggled to find their place in this new world, they both realized that the only way to move forward was to confront their past and come to terms with their mother’s death. But it wouldn’t be easy, and they would need the support of each other and their father to make it through

Time to read a Battle of Bands Book Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:28:42 +0000 Im really enjoying this book, is an emotionally powerful story that is based in the early to mid-1980s. It follows the life of two characters, Archie and Lucy Saunders, who leave the familiar comfort of their home farm in Victoria, Australia to begin a new life in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne at a private Catholic school. With memories of her mother’s heart wrenching death in a tragic accident that haunt Lucy, she spirals out of control in the dark and twisted underground of Melbourne…

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