Risk, by Fleur Ferris
Risk is about a teenage girl, Sierra, that decides to meet up with a guy that she had only chatted to online and after only meeting with him once, she disappears. Her four friends who have hidden her on-line dating at turns, frightened and angry with her.
The author, Fleur Harris is a former Police Officer and paramedic and therefore has a sharp ring of authencity.
Risk is also about the power of friendship
and the modern online world for our youth and the dangers of hiding risking behaviours, especially when it involves online discretions.
It is a gripping, devastating and terrifying insight into the very real impact that cyber predators can have not just on their victims, but on friends, family, teachers, acquaintances and communities. A wonderful, powerful book.
Review by Jenny & Nicole @ Great Escape Books
“Fleur Ferris spent the first seventeen years of her life growing up on a farm in Patchewollock, north-west Victoria. She then moved twenty times in twenty years. During this time, Fleur sometimes saw the darker side to life while working for a number of years as a police officer and a paramedic. She now lives a more settled lifestyle on a rice farm in southern New South Wales, with her husband and three young children. Fleur’s colourful and diverse background has given her unique insight into today’s society and an endless pool of experiences to draw from. When she isn’t weaving this through young adult fiction, reading or spending time with her family, you will find her with friends, talking about art, books and travel. Risk is Fleur’s first novel for young adults.”