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Twenty-Four Hours

Twenty-Four Hours
   

Compelling drama in which 17-year-old Ellis comes to terms with the meaning of death...

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ISBN 9780007439744
Barcode 9780007439744
Published 30 January 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
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ISBN-13 9780007439744
ISBN-10 0007439741
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins Flamingo
Publication Date 30 January 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Ethical Issues
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Ebook NZ Secondary Starter Pack Years 9-13
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 489679

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Compelling drama in which 17-year-old Ellis comes to terms with the meaning of death...
Ellis is an ordinary 17-year-old; someone who's planning to finish school and go to university like any other teenager. The difference is that four months ago, his best friend Simon killed himself. Still - that was four months ago. Ellis has now 'got over it'.
Except, of course, he hasn't. Returning to his home town, he gets drawn into a situation in which the 'old' Ellis would never have become embrangled. He gatecrashes a party and persuaded to 'rescue' two sisters - Ursa and Leo, driving them back to the Land of Smiles - the ex-motel where they live.
From that moment on, nothing is the same again. The story is narrated hour-by-hour, as Ellis packs a life-time of experiences into the next twenty-four hours. Giving in to high spirits and booze, Ellis wakes next morning in a strange bed, with a stonking hangover and a shaven head! He learns that a child has been kidnapped, and is persuaded to help in her rescue...
This is a bizarre, surreal and powerful novel in which the reader is taken on the same roller-coaster ride as Ellis.

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Author's Bio

Margaret Mahy was born in New Zealand and has loved telling stories all her life. She has published well over a hundred titles and won several major prizes and awards, including The Order of New Zealand, for her internationally-acclaimed contribution to children's literature. She has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, (The Haunting, 1982, and The Changeover, 1984). Margaret lives in the South Island of New Zealand, in a house which she partially built herself, overlooking Governor's Bay.

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