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Somerset College
Somerset Drive
Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213


'Speed date' 16 of your favourite authors, including Tristan Bancks, at this exciting event hosted by Book Links and Somerset Storyfest. Discover which books local authors and illustrators have been creating recently for children and young adults. Tristan will be launching his thrilling new book, Detention, at the event.

About the Book

Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents.

Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block.

What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She’s breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run?

This moment, these decisions, will change their lives.


Bookings Essential

$25 for Book Links members, $35 non-members. RSVP via email by 1pm Friday 7 June.



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