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By Wakefield, Vikki
A gritty, ultimately triumphant novel from one of Australia's most loved YA writers, the author of award-winning Friday Brown
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Mim knows what she wants, and where she wants to go - anywhere but home, stuck in the suburbs with her mother who won't get off the couch, and two brothers in prison. She has set herself rules to live by, but she's starting to break them. Over the nine days before her seventeenth... birthday, Mim's life turns upside down.Read more
A ghost thriller with a literary angle, and a story about survival and the different ways we deal with grief.
At seventeen, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She's dropped out of school. She's living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she's in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn't love her back. She's stuck in Mobius - a dying town with the macabre suicide forest its only attractio...n - stuck working in the roadhouse and babysitting her boss's demented father. A stranger sets up camp in the forest and the boy next door returns; Jack's father moves into the shed and her mother steps up her campaign to punish Jack for leaving, too. Trudy's brilliant fac ade is cracking and Jack's only friend, Astrid, has done something unforgivable. Jack is losing everything, including her mind. As she struggles to hold onto the life she thought she wanted, Jack learns that growing up is complicated - and love might be the biggest mystery of all.Read more
Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday must face the ghosts of her past.
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