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Author Zorn, Claire, author

Title One would think the deep / Claire Zorn
Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2016
St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2016


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Description 305 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series Premier's reading challenge 7-9
Premier's reading challenge 7-9
Summary Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible. The intake of breath before the flood. Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she's dead, it's worse than ever. With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty. Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision ...will he sink or will he swim
Analysis Australian
Notes ON ORDER 1 COPY 08/2016 STM
Audience For young adults
Notes Prime Minister's Literary Award & CBCA Book of the Year Winner
Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award, Older Readers
Subject Aunts -- Fiction.
Aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Aunts -- Young adult fiction
Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction -- Teenage
Australian fiction.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Cousins -- Juvenile fiction.
Cousins -- Young adult fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Young adult fiction
Mothers -- Death -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Young adult fiction
Surfing -- Fiction.
Surfing -- Juvenile fiction.
Surfing -- Young adult fiction
Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 2017431652
ISBN 9780702253942