In the Real World
For sixteen-year-old Jerome and Mariette, wars were the stuff of history and faraway places. Until, during an Anzac Day family reunion, their boys-against-girls prank war gets totally out of hand, and Mariette vows revenge.
When the stand-off spreads to the school and becomes a revolution for student rights, they begin to learn that conflict is never that far from home – or school – and that it isn’t the acts of people but their emotions that are ultimately responsible for the difference between war and peace.
But once the principal involves the police, a whole new war begins…