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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742613352
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/12/2013
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 180
  • Price: $12.99

From the mutli-award winning and bestselling author of the Tomorrow series.

"Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian

You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia. Tarrawagga is a hole. Its only ambition is to be a crater, and it has every chance of getting there.

The last thing you expect is to have action all around you, dangerous strangers in the backyard and bullets flying past your ears.

At your new school, everyone thinks you're the biggest loser in Grade 6. Little do they know. When they realise the truth, teachers and students alike are in for the shock of their lives.

Funny, gripping and full of surprises, The Year My Life Broke could be the most real book you read this year.
Warning: This book is not a fantasy. It contains no superheroes, wizards, dragons, time travel, aliens or magic.

Notable Book for the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards's Young Readers 2014

Awards

Commended for Children's Book Council of the Australia Awards Young Readers 2014Commended for Children's Book Council of the Australia Awards Young Readers 2014.

Short-listed for Speech Pathology Awards 2014Short-listed for Speech Pathology Awards 2014.

Author Information

John Marsden grew up in three states of Australia, and now lives in Victoria. John loved school so much that he started his own. Or, he hated school so much that he started his own in 2006 so that other kids wouldn't have to go through the suffering he experienced. Candlebark is in a beautiful forest near Hanging Rock, and is John's proudest achievement. John has also published more than 40 books, including Tomorrow When the War Began, which was made into a highly successful movie, Looking for Trouble, Staying Alive in Year Five, Creep Street and Cool School. John is one of Australia's biggest selling and most awarded authors.

John Marsden has written more than 40 books, mostly for teenagers and children, including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You, and Letters from the Inside. He has sold over five million books worldwide, and has won every major award in Australia for young people's fiction.

South of Darkness, written for adults, won the Christina Stead Award for Best Novel of 2015. In August 2019, John's newest book, The Art of Growing Up, a non-fiction work about education and parenting, will be published.

John's passionate interest in education led him to start two schools, Candlebark, on a vast forested estate near Romsey Victoria, and Alice Miller, at Macedon, a Year 7-12 school with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. The two schools enrol 380 students in 2019.