I shall pre-order The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta for you both. Hope you enjoy it!
And I hope the rest of you will buy or borrow this fabulous book.
Here's the first line to draw you in.
The String slices into the skin of his fingers and no matter how tough the calluses, it tears.
(The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta)
And if you need to read some more about it then Melina Marcehtta has a guest post on Teen Reads today