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Invisibly Breathing

Invisibly Breathing

"'I wish I wasnt the weirdest sixteen-year-old guy in the universe.' Felix would love to have been a number. Numbers have superpowers and theyre safe, any problem they might throw up can be solved. 'If I were a five, Id be shaped like a pentagon ... thered be magic in my walls, s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143772859
Barcode 9780143772859
Published 5 March 2019 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Merriman, Eileen
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ISBN-13 9780143772859
ISBN-10 0143772856
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 5 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Merriman, Eileen
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 252g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 952012

Description of this Book

A moving story about unconventional love, bullying and being true to yourself.'I wish I wasn?t the weirdest sixteen-year-old guy in the universe.?Felix would love to have been a number. Numbers have superpowers and they?re safe - any problem they might throw up can be solved.'If I were a five, I?d be shaped like a pentagon ... there?d be magic in my walls, safety in my angles.'People are so much harder to cope with. At least that?s how it seems until Bailey Hunter arrives at school. Bailey has a stutter, but he can make friends and he?s good at judo. And Bailey seems to have noticed Felix-'Felix keeps to himself mostly, but there?s something about him that keeps drawing me in.?Both boys find they?re living in a world where they can?t trust anyone, but might they be able to trust each other, with their secrets, their differences, themselves?

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Author's Bio

Eileen Merriman works full-time as a consultant haematologist at North Shore Hospital. Her writing has appeared in a number of national and international journals and anthologies, including Smokelong Quarterly, The Island Review, Literary Orphans, the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015, the Sunday Star-Times, F(r)iction, takahe, Headland and Flash Frontier. Her first novel was Pieces of You, with reviewers calling it 'compulsively readable' and 'compelling, challenging, and heartbreaking'. It was a 2018 Storylines Notable Book and, along with her second novel, it was shortlisted for the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Her other awards include runner-up in the 2018 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award, third for three consecutive years in the 2014-2016 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, second in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, commended in the 2015 Bath Short Story Competition, and first place in the 2015 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition.

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