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A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24, Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.

From best-selling and award-winning author David Metzenthen comes a powerful novel.
Better in here, they think. Safe and sound. No shocks and no surprises. Twenty-one degrees Celsius all year round.

But outside Sky Point Mall, no one is safe.

Ryan Lanyon lives in a tough suburb. His brother's a bouncer. His best mate owns weapons. Ariel works in a surf shop and has never seen the sea. And the year that lies ahead is a minefield for them all.

A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24, Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143568421

    January 29, 2014

    Penguin

    256 pages

    RRP $17.99

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    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742536545

    January 29, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    224 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Queensland Literary Awards
    2014
    Shortlisted
    Young Adult Book
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2015
    Notable Book
    Older Readers

Also by David Metzenthen

Boys Of Blood & Bone
My Big Book of Nibbles
Aussie Nibbles: Freda the Free-range Chook
Freda the Free-Range Chook: Aussie Nibble
Save our Sharks: Aussie Bites
Hide That Horse!:Aussie Nibbles
The Really Nearly Deadly Canoe Ride: Aussie Chomps
Really Nearly Deadly Canoe Ride: Aussie Chomps
Jarvis 24
The Only Pony: Aussie Nibbles
Black Water
The Really Really Epic Mini Bike Ride: Aussie Chomps
Falling Forward
Tiff and the Trout
Boys of Blood and Bone
Wildlight
Stony Heart Country

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Thirteen Reasons Why
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