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Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!

Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!
When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy’s mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork-pie hat in crimes – and she swears not all of them are hers. There’s also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with.

Can Friday navigate the dangerous grounds of Highcrest Academy and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?

Reviews

A worthy addition to the collection for girls on the brink of starting their own secondary school adventure.

Barbara Braxton, Read Plus

Spratt never shies away from using occasional highbrow language and concepts; instead, she flatters the reading prowess of her tween / teen audience and rewards them with intelligent character driven dialogue and seriously funny storylines.

Dimity Powell, Boomerang Books

I really enjoy Spratt’s humour, and kids will too, especially the scathing but recognizable portraits of teachers, parents and pupils at Highcrest Academy!

Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742759647

    January 2, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    272 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • EBook

    9781742759654

    January 1, 2015

    Random House Australia

    256 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781760890742

    May 7, 2019

    Puffin

    272 pages

    RRP $15.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award
    2016
    Winner
    Best Children's Crime Novel
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Older Children