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Between Us
 

Between Us (EPUB ebook)

By Atkins, Clare

Ana's in a detention centre and Jono's life is spiralling out of control. Can their growing romance overcome the borders between them?

ISBN 9781743820216
Published 29 January 2018 by Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781743820216
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Imprint Black Inc.
Publication Date 29 January 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Atkins, Clare
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
School Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 898558

Description of this Electronic Book

From the award-winning author of Nona & Me comes a stunning new novel about two teenagers separated by cultural differences, their parents' expectations and twenty kilometres of barbed-wire fence.

Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed-wire fences and a political wilderness between them?

Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'.

Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny.

Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes ...

'An urgent, compelling and transcendent love story of our times.' -Alice Pung

'I want everyone to read this book right now.' -Fiona Wood

'A beautiful, raw and timely book.' -Melina Marchetta

Clare Atkins has worked as a scriptwriter for many successful television series, including All Saints and Home and Away. Her debut novel, Nona and Me, won the 2016 Book of the Year in the NT Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, longlisted for the 2015 Inky Awards, and highly commended for the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

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Author's Bio

Clare Atkins has worked as a scriptwriter for many successful television series, including All Saints and Home and Away. Her debut novel, Nona and Me, won the 2016 Book of the Year in the NT Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Childrenas Book Council of Australia Awards, longlisted for the 2015 Inky Awards, and highly commended for the 2015 Victorian Premieras Literary Awards.

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