Katherine is almost eighteen. Severely burned when she was three, she dreams that one day she will look like everyone else. Be like everyone else. Achieve her dreams. But Katherine won’t be seen as a victim. Her life is filled with fun and humor and friendship, as she faces her first “real” date, arguments with her mum, and decisions about her future.

An extraordinary story of a journey where pain and trauma become triumph and a passion for living, “Butterflies” is a coming-of-age story that celebrates the fighter in all of us.

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  1. I was flown to New York to speak at the World Burn Congress about the power of ‘Butterflies’ to inspire survivors, young people, families, medical teams and community. It was an inspiring experience where I had the privilege of being on the Faculty with Kim Phuc (the girl running naked from napalm in the 1972 Nick Ut photo in Vietnam).

    Butterflies has been recognised as outstanding youth literature on disability (IBBY) in a story of inclusion as we meet challenges.

    Hope you love ‘Butterflies’

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