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Between Us - Clare Atkins


Published: 29th January 2018
For Ages: 12+ years old
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RRP $19.99

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 for our times. ” - Alice Pung

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

“ A beautiful, raw and timely book. ” - Melina Marchetta

ISBN: 9781760640217
ISBN-10: 1760640212
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th January 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.7  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.27