A Great Escape is a story of courage, resilience and bravery during a time of uncertainty. Felice Arena has again written about a difficult topic in a way that keeps the reader invested in the story.
When the sadness and anxiety is getting too much, Dad tells Maya how her mum used the garden to shine a little light when her happiness was lost. “…Your mum knew that by the time the seeds had grown, these worries would have faded away. She called them her seeds of hope.”