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What was supposed to be a sixteenth birthday celebration cruise for identical twins Jilda and Rosa, quickly turns into a nightmare... 

While her mother and sister are enjoying an excursion on a Fijian island, Jilda, who is unwell and remains onboard, finds their ship has sailed off, leaving most of its passengers stranded on shore.

An unknown group has taken over the ship. After a few days, they collect thousands of new passengers from a distant archipelago, making conditions onboard overcrowded and uncomfortable. Nobody seems to know where they are headed, so the mood on the ship rapidly deteriorates. 

Though Jilda is desperate to reunite with her family, she meets someone who comforts her and will completely change her world. 

But how will her new friend Jade feel when she learns Jilda has a boyfriend back home?

About The Author

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Verity Croker's writing has taken her to the foothills of the Himalayas, the islands of Fiji, and the bustling streets of New York City. 

Her young adult novels, Jilda's Ark and May Day Mine, are published by Harmony Ink Press, US, and her junior fiction chapter books, Cyclone Christmas and Block City, are published by Sunshine Books, NZ. Hot Pot is her debut adult novel.

Verity also writes newspaper articles, short stories, poetry, and travel articles. She received her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Tasmania, Hobart, while teaching international students there. Verity currently lives in Brisbane, working as a self-employed author.

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