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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761043352
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $16.99

Seven Days




A fast-paced, action-packed story of how the past catches up to us, from bestselling and award-winning author Fleur Ferris.

Seven days to solve a century-old crime. Seven days to unearth the treasure. Seven days to survive...

The countdown is on.

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761043352
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Fleur Ferris

Fleur Ferris spent the first seventeen years of her life growing up on a farm in Patchewollock, northwest Victoria. She then moved twenty times in twenty years.

During this time, Fleur sometimes saw the darker side to life while working for a number of years as a police officer and a paramedic.

She now lives a more settled lifestyle in Moama, southern New South Wales, with her husband and three children.

Fleur’s colourful and diverse background has given her a unique insight into today’s society and an endless pool of experiences to draw from. When she isn’t weaving this through her latest story, reading or spending time with her family, you will find her with friends, talking about art, books and travel.

Fleur’s first YA novel, Risk, won the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature, the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards for Best Young Adult Novel and Best Debut Book 2016, as well as a YABBA in 2017. She has also written Black, Wreck and Found for young adults. Nullaboo Hullabaloo and Seven Days are Fleur’s novels for young readers.

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Praise for Seven Days

I really do love a good countdown action/adventure and Fleur Ferris has brought her masterful manipulation of tension into a fantastic new narrative for middle school readers . . . With lots to say about family, misleading appearances, values and beliefs, friendship and acceptance of differences, your readers from around Year 6 upwards will truly relish this fast-paced thrilling ride.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

Seven Days lives up to its claim of being a fast-paced action-adventure story . . . The story unfolds at a rapid pace with very little pause in the action so it should appeal squarely to the target audience. There are bandits, lost treasure, hippo and crocodile attacks, motorbike chases and a devilish and unexpected major twist at the end! A great book which was a lot of fun to read and should be enjoyed by upper primary and lower secondary students.

Kathryn Eyre, Magpies

Awards & recognition

Davitt Awards

Winner  •  2023  •  Young Adult

Davitt Awards

Shortlisted  •  2023  •  Young Adult

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