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Pieces of You

Pieces of You
  

"Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but thats when things really fall apart. Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143770473
Barcode 9780143770473
Published 29 May 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Merriman, Eileen
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ISBN-13 9780143770473
ISBN-10 0143770470
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 29 May 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Merriman, Eileen
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Best First Book Award Finalists 2018
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 308g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 730614

Description of this Book

Wise, tough, heart-breaking, funny, this compulsive love story is about facing your demons. Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that's when things really fall apart. I couldn't tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me? Things look up when she meets gregarious sixteen-year-old Cory Marshall. 'You're funny, Becs,' Cory said. 'You have no idea,' I said, and clearly he didn't, but I was smiling anyway. And after that, he was all I could think about. Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life together; but that's before he shatters it all over again ...

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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, and reviewers called 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 second in the 2015 Bath Flash Fiction Award, commended in the 2015 Bath Short Story Competition, third in the 2014 & 2015 Sunday Star-Times Short Story competitions, and first place in the 2015 Graeme Lay Short Story competition.

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