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Wildlife

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Wildlife

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742612317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/06/2013
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $16.99

Life? It's simple: be true to yourself.
The tricky part is finding out exactly who you are...

"In the holidays before the dreaded term at Crowthorne Grammar's outdoor education camp two things out of the ordinary happened.
A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre billboard.
And I kissed Ben Capaldi."

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

Enter Lou from Six Impossible Things – the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. Fragile behind an implacable mask, she is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago. Despite herself, Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, and has to decide whether to end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray.

And as Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything she thought she knew about surviving in the wild.

A story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in.

Awards

Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award 2013Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award 2013.

Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2014Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2014.

Winner for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Older Readers 2014Winner for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Older Readers 2014.

Short-listed for Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature Years 7-9 2015Short-listed for Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature Years 7-9 2015.

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2014Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2014.

Author Information

Fiona Wood has been writing television scripts for more than ten years on shows ranging from one-hour dramas such as MDA and The Secret Life of Us, to soaps Neighbours and Home and Away, and children's dramas The Sleepover Club and Silver Sun. Her first young adult novel Six Impossible Things - for which she was awarded the Varuna Eleanor Dark Fellowship - was published in 2010. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two YAs.