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  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760146719
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Tin Heart

Funny, romantic and deeply moving by turns – a fitting follow up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning Frankie.

When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer The Dying Girl.
But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn…

  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9781760146719
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Shivaun Plozza

Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning Children’s and YA writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Frankie, was a CBCA Notable Book, shortlisted for the Inky Awards, Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and won the YA category of the Davitt Awards. Her second novel, Tin Heart, was released in March 2018 – both of Shivaun's books have sold into multiple territories. Her short story ‘The Point’ is part of Where the Shoreline Used to Be, an anthology of YA fiction, and 'The Challenge' is part of the footy-themed collection for children Speccy-tacular AFL Stories. Other short works have appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies. When she’s not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.

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Praise for Tin Heart

Shivaun Plozza's debut novel Frankie delighted and devastated readers, and Tin Heart cements Plozza as a writer with a charming voice and a flair for flawed, loveable characters. Fans of contemporary rom-coms with grit, such as Cath Crowley's Graffiti Moon, will find much to enjoy here.

Jordi Kerr, Books and Publishing

Tin Heart is a divinely chaotic teen-drama full of emotional angst, crises and just the right amount of romantic tension.

Natalie Platrten, Readings

Shivaun’s writing style is beautiful, and I think it especially shined in TIN HEART. There’s just something so poetic about the way she writes, the words she uses, and how she links everything together. She is an amazing writer, and I will continue to pick up her books for as long as she keeps writing.

Always & Forever Reading

Tin Heart was yet another wonderful contemporary novel by Shivaun Plozza. Frankie was absolutely amazing and her new release is no different. It’s real and it’s raw and I connected with every aspect of what Marlowe, the main character, was feeling.

Jenna, Happy Indulgence

Awards & recognition

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Highly commended  •  2019  •  Writing for Young Adults

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