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What will it take to make the council say yes to a skatepark? Will it take a tragedy to bring the town together?

What will it take to make the council say yes to a skatepark? Will it take a tragedy to bring the town together?

Zac and Corey are best mates. They skate in deserted carparks, along the streets, wherever they can. It's so unfair that they're always getting in trouble for it. It's not as if there's anywhere else to skate.

Good girl Lauren Saxelby's been hanging around, filming the skaters for some competition she wants to enter. Suddenly everyone's keen to use the video to convince the council to build a skate park. As if that would work!

But Corey's been sucked in to the campaign, and he's hanging around Lauren far too much for Zac's liking. She'll never go out with Corey. He's a Matthews, so he's automatically a criminal - at least according to the gossips.

Zac's not ready for what's about to happen. Sometimes you just have to let things wallop you in the guts, then find a way to get up again.

Reviews

Debra Oswald's latest is a fast-paced novel . . . At times this novel about friendship and resilience can be confronting but it is so well handled that out of the sadness, a personal journey is made all the more poignant. It is suitable for ages 12 and up.

The Australian Bookseller & Publisher

This book has it all - action, skating, drama and even a touch of romance . . . Gritty and real, this book will have you hooked!

DMag

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781741662702

    August 1, 2007

    Random House Australia Children's

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742745695

    July 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    256 pages

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