I guess it was my own fault for getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, Jimmy, Toddy, Hog and me, we had been sort of friends since entering year eight in high school, I didn’t smoke tobacco or weed like they did, nor did I drink alcohol, and my school mates seem to accept that, and still let me hang out with them at night on weekends.
Now at the age of 15, I was now being processed to enter a juvenile detention centre for a period of 3 years, for the brutal killing of an elderly man with a baseball bat, the same bat that my mates and I had been using for over a year now in the warehouse, and that’s how they found my prints on the bat.
This story is about Grant A Wellstead, his five closest friends, after the death of his parents and sister in a horrific car accident.
At a result of the accident, Grant becomes very wealthy, when the courts award compensation for the loss of his family and from the injuries he received from the same accident. His only living relatives, his Scottish grandparents, move to Australia to care for their grandson, as he recovers from his injuries.
Afterwards, Grant travels to Scotland with his grandparents, to complete his education. Come along and enjoy the ride of Grant's ups and downs in life, hang on as it gets bumpy...
Coming home from school one day, 17-year-old Matias Madsen is asked to take a seat, as his Mum has some important news...
What he learnt that afternoon, changed his life completely around, and a few days later, he and his mother were on a flight bound for Norway, a very unexpected journey, that would change his life forever.
The oldest of two boys, of a single mother, Wesley helps his mum to bring up his baby brother, as well as attending school and having a part time job.
Life changes suddenly, with the death of the store owner, Wesley's boss, who he regarded as his adopted grandfather.
Falling into a deep depression, from the loss of his boss, and the risk of medical intervention by his mother, Wesley flees from home, where by chance he finds a new home, eventually a new job and friends.
Having recently lost his father from a mining accident in Northern Western Australia, twelve year old Hunter Mitchell along with his much younger brother Fraser learnt from their mother, that we may be moving to her ancestral home of the Cook Islands, in the central Pacific. This meant that Hunter would be leaving his good friends, especially his best friend Jacob, who along with his father and older brother, took me on a sailing trip onboard a racing trimaran, to help me stop thinking of the loss of my father, and had an awesome time.
Reid and his younger brother Toby, were in a serious car accident that killed their parents, and now they are on their way to the Tropical North of Australia, to live with their Uncle James, who is a doctor, and his partner Tim, who is a Marine Engineer.
Many adventures lay ahead for the two boys, as they settle into a totally new environment, with many new places to explore.
Follow the adventures of Jacob Blackwood, a young man who has the opportunity to travel all over the world, climbing the summits of some of the worlds highest mountains and hike some of the best hiking tracks, until a mishap puts a sudden stop to future adventures.
After completing my trek up to Kilimanjaro for the first time since my Tasmanian incident, I decided that although I loved being in Tanzania, that I needed to look into the future, and to do that I needed to attend University, so I decided to head back to Australia and my home state of South Australia.
Join us as we follow Jacob Simba Blackwood's next adventures, along with his mates Will Hammond and Chris Harding.
Stepping off the bus from school, and clasping my boyfriend Kyle’s hand, I was unaware that my life was soon to change dramatically, while being distracted by Kyle, I didn’t notice that my stepfather had just driven past.
Within an hour, I would be packing my bags in preparation for a move to a new home and life, living with my uncle Mitchell and his husband Xavier.
Life was going great, well I thought it was until one late Autumn afternoon, I received a phone call from my ex-wife, who informed me that our only child, 12-year Jonah Hunter Langston, had run away from home, after being forced to admit that he was gay, to his mother and step-father. It took me a good twenty minutes of arguing over the telephone to get most of the information out of Karen on what had happened, what shocked me the most was that this has happened over a week ago, and she was only just now starting to worry, after presuming that Jonah had gone to stay with friends for a while.
The story of Reeve Harcourt Owen Lawson, better known by his initials as Rhol, an orphan at the tender age of 17 years and in his final year at a Grammar School in Perth Western Australia.
Shortly before his death, his father had purchased and arranged the delivery of a European river ship, and with the assistance of the family lawyer and the house butler, Rhol is able to remain at school and be in the guardianship of the family butler, until he turns 18 in a few months time.