What if the boy you love is hiding a dark secret?
My name is Melinda and this has been the worst
year ever ... We had to leave our family farm,
Mum is in hospital, Dad is losing it and my
freak-out-and-run arachnophobia is getting worse.
The one good thing in my world is Rory.
Maybe he sees things differently because he's
been in a wheelchair for the past eight years,
but Rory always knows how to make me laugh.
Problem is, Dad doesn't want me anywhere
near him. He doesn't trust Rory or his family,
especially as Rory's brother is wanted by
And now even I'm scared about what
Rory might be hiding ...
Running Scared won the 2018 Caleb Prize for an unpublished manuscript