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Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop
191 Boundary Street
West End, QLD 4101


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 Where The Wild Things Are, Brisbane, to celebrate Detention, his thrilling new middle-grade novel. Tristan will chat all things Detention, answer questions and sign copies of his books. 


Bookings Recommended

This is a free event however bookings are recommended.




(07) 3255 3987

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