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  • Published: 27 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533742
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

Days Like This


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A cautionary dystopian tale set in a walled, futuristic Sydney that has been devastated by global warming.

She has to escape.
But who else is out there?
And can anyone survive days like this?

I want to go back to the days when life made sense.  The days before our parents became strange; before the warming ate away at all the living things in the world; before The Committee and their Blacktroopers.  Before the Wall.

Lily is a prisoner in her own home.  Forced to stay inside by The Committee and guarded by their increasingly distant parents, Lily and her brother Daniel are beginning to ask why.  Then, when Daniel disappears just before his seventeenth birthday, Lily knows she is next.

  • Pub date: 27 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533742
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

About the Author

Alison Stewart

Alison Stewart grew up in Cape Town, studied Journalism and English at university and worked as a journalist before coming to Australia where she worked for Fairfax Media. She has had nine books published - two for adults and seven for young people. Some of her books have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her first book for adults, Born into the Country was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers' Award. Her next adult novel, Bitterbloom was published in Australia in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children's Award and was a 1995 Children's Book Council Notable book. Days Like This was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 YA Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award. Her narrative non-fiction manuscript, Cold Stone Soup was a runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship.

Alison lives in Sydney and is married to another journalist, Rob Mills. They have two adult children, Georgia and Angus.


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