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Catch Me When You Fall

Catch Me When You Fall
 

"Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange"--Publisher information.

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ISBN 9780143770930
Barcode 9780143770930
Published 2 January 2018 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Merriman, Eileen
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ISBN-13 9780143770930
ISBN-10 0143770934
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 2 January 2018
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
Copyright Licensing Award for Young Adult Fiction 2018
Interest Age Children
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 305g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 777327

Description of this Book

A moving novel about learning to find happiness in the face of uncertainty and discovering a love that transcends the boundary between life and death.Seventeen-year-old Alex Byrd is about to have the worst day of her life, and the best. A routine blood test that will reveal her leukaemia has returned, but she also meets Jamie Orange. Some people believe in love at first sight, and some don't.I believe in love in four days.I believe in falling.Both teenagers have big dreams, but also big obstacles to overcome.'Promise me you won't try to die,' I said. 'Ever.''Promise me you won't either,' he countered.'It's not really something I can control.'

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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'. Her 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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