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The Protected : Winner of the 2015 CBCA for Older Readers - Claire Zorn

The Protected

Winner of the 2015 CBCA for Older Readers

Paperback Published: 23rd July 2014
ISBN: 9780702250194
Number Of Pages: 264
For Ages: 11+ years old

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‘A tender story of grief, trust and healing … Hannah broke my heart.’ AJ Betts

I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old.


Hannah’s world is in pieces and she doesn’t need the school counsellor to tell her she has deep-seated psychological issues. With a seriously depressed mum, an injured dad and a dead sister, who wouldn’t have problems?

Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn’t afraid anymore. Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her? Or does it run deeper than that?

In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl’s struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long old wounds can take to heal.

‘The Protected captures the volatility of adolescence, the fragility of family, and the importance of a good friend.’ AJ Betts, author of Zac & Mia

About the Author

Claire Zorn lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two small children. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Post Graduate Diploma in writing. She is a music lover, retro furniture collector and amateur swim-club enthusiast.

'The Protected captures the volatility of adolescence, the fragility of family, and the importance of a good friend.' - AJ Betts, author of Zac & Mia.

ISBN: 9780702250194
ISBN-10: 0702250198
Audience: Children
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 23rd July 2014
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1