Cyclone Tracy : the diary of Ryan Turner (My Australian Story)
Ryan and his best friend, Nev, both love fishing, and spend all their spare time on the wharf or out on Darwin Harbour. When Ryan makes a new friend, his father is not pleased; but troubles with his dad are nothing compared to what Ryan and his family must cope with when Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin.
15 year old Ryan turner lives in Darwin in 1974 and a cyclone has just missed Darwin giving cyclone Tracey a chance to crawl up on them on December 24 1974 , join Ryan and his family on an adventure through this slightly traumatising event in history .I really enjoyed this book because it is really exciting a it really captures the cyclone from a boys perspective .
My favourite part was when the cyclone hit personally I think the author wrote that part extremely well. From this book I have learnt how lucky I am to have all the things I have because for Ryan and all the people hit by cyclone they lost a lot of their possessions .
I would strongly recommend this book for anyone between the ages 12-14 who are interested in historical fiction