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A beautiful novel about friendship, first love and the power of art to change lives.

One of us is in the dark.
One of us is a bully.
One of us wants to be understood.
One of us loves a girl who loves another.
One of us remembers the past as if it just happened.
One of us believes they’ve drawn the future.
But we’re all on the same map, looking for the same thing.

Year Ten begins with a jolt for best friends and neighbours Wren and Milo. Along with Hari, Juliet, Ben and Adie, they tell a story of friendship, family, wild crushes, bitter feuds, and the power of a portrait.

As their lives interwine, images could bring them together, and tear them apart.

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER

Reviews

Glorious writing and brilliant characters you won’t want to leave behind

Cath Crowley

Emily Gale displays immense skill in weaving so many perspectives into a rich, effortless read ... Unapologetically feminist and utterly timely, this book will jump up the to-read lists of contemporary YA fans, and sits particularly well alongside such recent gems as Take Three Girls.

Jordi Kerr, Books + Publishing

These are characters that feel so real and familiar that as a reader you can’t help reflecting that they could be your friends, family or neighbours . . . This is OzYA at its best!

Natalie Platten, readings.com.au

It was beautifully written, the characters were incredibly well developed, it was a fast paced read with plenty of conflict, yet with a hopeful resolution.

alwaysandforeverreading.wordpress.com

I honestly can’t even begin to explain how perfect I Am Out With Lanterns is . . . What I loved most about I Am Out With Lanterns is how much of an accurate portrayal of teen life it is. We get to see it all—the quotidian, the shocking, the heart-wrenchingly beautiful—and that was what made this novel the spectacular read that it was . . . This is a book you need in your life.

writtenwordworlds.com

One of the most relatable books that I have ever come across . . . I got so sucked in that my heart was literally attached to this book . . . I love it.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143782766

    July 30, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    336 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Boomerang Books
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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780143782773

    July 30, 2018

    Random House Australia

    336 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
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The Other Side of Summer
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