"Tonight we are wolves. Our pack moves as one, past empty shop fronts and faded billboards. After sixteen-year-old Rory (Aurora) is the only one of her gang caught in a racially motivated attack on a local Indian restaurant, she is sentenced to community service at St Mary's aged care facility. There she meets Jack, an old tent boxing champion with enough of an attitude to match Rory's. After being threatened for her role in the attack, Rory is surprised to discover a connection between Jack and one of the migrant boys Essam. Feeling disillusioned with her gang, Rory takes up Essam's offer to teach her to box. Through her new friendships and interests, Rory learns more about the migrant community and she finds not only a new pack, but herself as well."
"Elizabeth Kasmer has been an exchange student, a donor attendant, a receptionist, a carpark attendant, security shredder and a primary school teacher. She has a BA Philosophy, Literature and Studies in Western Traditions. She has always loved books, frequenting her local library as a child. She was enthralled by CS Lewis, embarrassed by Judy Blume, delighted in Roald Dahl, discovered the secret to Life, the Universe and Everything' and giggled along with Sue Townsend's dorky and adorable Adrian Mole aged 13 and Y. She currently lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband, three mini ninjas (cleverly disguised as boys), a dog and a snake. Becoming Aurora is her first novel."