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  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761346927
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 52 min
  • Narrator: Matthew Backer
  • RRP: $22.99

Wrong Answers Only




Marco's always done the right thing. But now it's time for wrong answers only.

Marco should be at university, studying biomedicine. Instead, he’s been sent to live on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean with his estranged uncle, all because of a ‘blip’ everyone else is convinced was a panic attack. (Which it most definitely was not.)

And even though Marco’s trip is supposed to provide answers – about himself, about his family – all he finds on board the Ocean Melody are more and more questions.

But then his best friend CeCe proposes a new plan: for someone who has always done the right thing, in every possible way, it’s time for Marco to get a few things wrong. And hooking up with a hot dancer from the ship is only the beginning . . .

  • Published: 3 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761346927
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 9 hr 52 min
  • Narrator: Matthew Backer
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Tobias Madden

Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a performer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, and Guys and Dolls. He now resides in New York City with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie.

In 2019, Tobias edited and published Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories and co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship. His debut novel, Anything But Fine, was awarded the Australian Association of Family Therapy’s Book Award for Older Readers, was shortlisted for ABIA Book of the Year for Older Readers, was named one of Better Reading’s Top 50 Kids Books, and was included on Bank Street College of Education’s list of Best Children’s Books of the Year (US).

Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works full-time in book marketing.

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Praise for Wrong Answers Only

I’m a sucker for characters whose worlds turn upside down, especially when they leap off the page—as Marco does—in full, brilliant colour. Wrong Answers Only shines. It is a wonderfully funny and heartfelt novel that is also intensely, relatably human. I devoured it in one sitting, but do yourself a favor and make it last as long as possible.

Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

A tender, funny, genuine, bittersweet and big-hearted book—I wanted to hug it when I was done.

Helena Fox, award-winning author of HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT

Wrong Answers Only is a sincere, heartfelt, and hilarious look at what can happen when life forces us off-course—and onto a cruise ship, no less—when the last thing we want is to take a detour. Tobias Madden’s latest triumph is bound to make a splash.

Robbie Couch, author of NEW YORK TIMES bestseller IF I SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW

Charming and hilarious, Wrong Answers Only whisks readers away on a voyage around the Mediterranean, where they will bask on beaches and swoon in the sun while exploring the importance of family, friendship, and self-discovery.

Robby Weber, author of I LIKE ME BETTER

Tobias Madden writes pure queer charm onto the page.

Benjamin Law

Wrong Answers Only is an honest and heartfelt exploration of living with anxiety and the setbacks and successes that occur when trying to manage it. Done with a maritime twist with exciting European adventures and a full cast (and crew!) of captivating cruising characters, Tobias Madden has done it again!

Jason June, New York Times bestselling author

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