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  • Published: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741663310
  • Imprint: Woolshed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 210
  • RRP: $18.99

Give Me Truth




When families break down, it’s a moment of truth. A compelling new young adult novel from the author of the 2006 CBCA Honour Book NO WORRIES.

'I'm an ocean cliff. He's erosion. I feel a large part of me crumbling into the sea, yet somehow I don't mind at all.'

Caitlin and David have much in common. They're the same age, they go to the same school, they're both in the school play. And each of them is watching their family fall apart.

It's a violent situation, but violence isn't always physical, and neither are threats. In their own ways, Caitlin and David are in it together, but separate. And somewhere, somehow, inevitably, it all has to come to a head.

With GIVE ME TRUTH, Bill Condon has written another powerful, memorable novel for young people, with characters who stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

  • Published: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9781741663310
  • Imprint: Woolshed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 210
  • RRP: $18.99

About the author

Bill Condon

Bill Condon's young adult novels Dogs (2001) and No Worries (2005) were Honour Books in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards. No Worries was also shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2005 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Daredevils made the long-list in the inaugural Inky Awards, Australia's first teenage choice awards. Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God won the Prime Minister's Literary Award - Young Adult.

When not writing, Bill plays tennis, snooker, and Scrabble, but hardly ever at the same time. His dream is to receive a wildcard invitation to play tennis at Wimbledon - if nothing else, his knees would provide great comic relief for the spectators.

He lives on the south coast of New South Wales with his wife, the well-known children's author Di (Dianne) Bates.

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Praise for Give Me Truth

'In Give Me Truth Condon delves into a harsh reality that many of the intended audience will relate to and builds characters that are likeable, believable and flawed enough to be real . . .' Viewpoint, Spring 2008

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