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This is Shyness

This is Shyness
  

In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night. But what plays out is moving, reckl... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921799341
Barcode 9781921799341
Published 9 August 2010 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Hall, Leanne
Series This Is Shyness Series (part: 1)

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ISBN-13 9781921799341
ISBN-10 192179934X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 9 August 2010
International Publication Date 1 August 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook – New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Hall, Leanne
Series This Is Shyness Series (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Body & Health
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers Notables
VIC Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code A823.40
Catalogue Code 273866

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Winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing, 2009. In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night.
But then they are mugged by the sugar-crazed Kidds. And what plays out is moving, reckless...dangerous. There are things that can only be said in the dark. And one long night is time enough to change your life.
'This is Shyness is sure to be a hit with imaginative teenagers not convinced by the vampire genre...Hall's vision, channelled through her characters Wolfboy and Wildgirl...is sophisticated, funny and dead on. Their nocturnal meanderings, bizarre encounters and burgeoning romance are handled with unusual skill. This is Shyness is not so much a work of fantasy as a novel that works by fine-tuning the ordinary to illuminate its oddness...complex and convincing...Hall [is a] writer with incredible talents.' West Australian
Leanne Hall is the author of two novels for young adults, the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Leanne has had shorter pieces published in Meanjin, Age, Best Australian Stories and the anthology Growing Up Asian In Australia. Her work plays with the borders of reality and fantasy. Leanne has worked in the arts, educational publishing and as a bookseller, but her enduring passion is for youth literature.
'This is a brilliant story. Quirky, imaginative, witty and emotive. Hall is an extraordinary writer and I look forward to reading more of her work.' Bookbag
'It's original; it's edgy; it skirts the borders of fantasy while being anchored in the real world, and it's totally absorbing. The long night is over, but we know the story continues. More please.' Good Reading
'Exquisitely original and certainly unique, This Is Shyness is not a novel you will forget in a hurry. Wildgirl and Wolfboy are characters I assure you, you will remember forever.' Book Gryffin
'Refreshingly original, Hall's debut novel has a genuine edge. It's Bladerunner meets Peter Pan with a bit of sweetness, sadness and tension.' Sunday Age
'For more mature readers who choose to trespass into the realm of young adult fiction, This is Shyness is just the book to revive a faded sense of rebellion and adventure.' Weekend Australian'One of the most unique and imaginative novels I've ever read. Leanne Hall evokes a beautifully surreal setting, with its mysteries, otherworldly elements and the sense that anything was possible.' Written In Wonder

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing 2009 (Australia) -- Commended for CBCA Young Adult Fiction 2011 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Gold Inky Award 2011 (Australia) -- Short-listed for WA Premier's Book Award for Young Adults 2011 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Leanne Hall was born in Melbourne and has lived there most of her life. She began her writing career with short stories, which have been published in Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin and Best Australian Stories. She has resolutely resisted a sensible career trajectory, and has worked in the arts and educational publishing, in between long rambling jaunts overseas. Leanne currently works part-time as a children's specialist in an independent bookstore, a job that fuels her passion for books and allows her time to write. She won The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing in 2009 with her novel This Is Shyness.

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