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Berkelouw Books Leichhardt
70 Norton Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040


A daring escape. A school lockdown. A thrilling chase. What would you risk to save a life?

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?


Join Tristan Bancks at Berkelouw Leichhardt to celebrate the launch of Detention, his thrilling new middle-grade novel. Tristan will discuss what inspired the book, answer questions and sign copies of his books.


Bookings Essential

This is a free event however booking is essential. Contact Berkelouw Leichhardt to receive your copy of DETENTION.



02 9560 3200

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