Fault Lines is a middle-grade book by Joanne Macgregor. It’s the third book in the Eco-warriors series.
The Ecowarriors are back, and standing together has never been harder!
Ecowarriors Samantha Steadman, Nomusa Gule and Jessie Delaney are now in Grade 10 at Clifford House boarding school. But this year, cracks are beginning to appear in their friendships, romances and their belief in themselves.
When Samantha Steadman joins ecological activists to block fracking in the Karoo, she expects that her best friends will be right alongside her in the fight. But Nomusa takes a very different view of the controversial issue and Jessie, under the influence of a glamorous new girl at the school, is too obsessed with her weight to care about ecology.
Samantha feels very alone as she tries to deal with pressure from boys, school and her Poison Dwarf of a science teacher, all while uncovering a personal mystery from the past and struggling to save the Karoo – as well as her friendships – from splitting down their fault lines.
This funny and exciting novel is the winner of the 2018 Percy Fitzpatrick Biennial Award for Youth Literature and the MAHLA Award (Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Awards) in 2016.
Fault Lines is the third book in the Ecowarriors series (after Turtle Walk and Rock Steady), but can also be read as a stand-alone novel.
Note: If you’ve read Young Adult books by Joanne Macgregor before, please be aware that this book is aimed at upper middle grade – younger teen readers (10-14 years).
(This is a fully revised edition of the 2016 edition.)