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The Protected

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I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old.

Hannah's world is in pieces and she doesn't need the school counsellor to tell her she has deep-seated psychological issues. With a seriously depressed mum, an injured dad and a dead sister, who wouldn't have problems?

Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn't afraid anymore. Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her? Or does it run deeper than that?

In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl's struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long old wounds can take to heal.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 129 x 200 x 20mm | 264g
  • St Lucia, Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0702250198
  • 9780702250194
  • 55,583

Review quote

'The Protected captures the volatility of adolescence, the fragility of family, and the importance of a good friend.' - AJ Betts, author of Zac & Mia.
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About Claire Zorn

Claire Zorn lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two small children. Her first young adult novel, The Sky So Heavy, was a 2014 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book for Older Readers, shortlisted in the 2013 Aurealis Awards for Best Young Adult Novel and shortlisted in the 2014 Inky Awards. Her second young adult novel, The Protected, was the winner of the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction, 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Young Adult Fiction Prize and 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Award for Older Readers. It was also shortlisted in the 2015 Inky Awards. One Would Think the Deep is her third book for young adults.
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Rating details

1,703 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 35% (588)
4 40% (680)
3 18% (312)
2 5% (89)
1 2% (34)
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