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Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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ISBN 9781742612386
Barcode 9781742612386
Published 30 August 2016 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Crowley, Cath
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781742612386
ISBN-10 1742612385
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Australia
Publication Date 30 August 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Crowley, Cath
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Older Readers
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 256g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 682683

Description of this Book

This is a love story. It's the story of a second-hand bookshop called Howling Books where people leave letters to strangers, or those they love, or want to love, between the pages of books in the Letter Library. Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie are best friends. Or they were. Before Rachel moved away to the sea. Now, she's back, grieving for her brother Cal who drowned in the sea that he loved. Rachel loves Henry. Henry loves Amy. Amy loves Amy but is happy for Henry to love her too. This is a book about books. About the power of literature to cradle our past, present and future selves. It's about how we leave ourselves behind when we die. How we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Indie Book Awards Young Adult 2017 -- Winner of Gold Inky Award 2017 -- Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction 2017 -- Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction 2017 -- Runner-up for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2017

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Author's Bio

Cath Crowley is a young adult author published in Australia and internationally. She is the author of The Gracie Faltrain trilogy, Chasing Charlie Duskin, and Graffiti Moon. In 2011, Graffiti Moon won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Ethel Turner Award for Young People's Literature, and was named an Honour Book in the Children's Book Council, Book of the Year. Cath lives in Ballarat, Victoria.

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