Thrill Seekers

Thrill Seekers

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Set in Brisbane, Australia, and told as a series of skilfully linked short first-person narratives, this is an account of the descent into thrills-at-any-cost of the Oxley Creek Boys: from excited young teens on a sinking home-made raft to self-seeking drug-crazed adolescents on an inexorable trail of self-destruction and deep personal loss.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 128 x 199 x 16mm | 336g
  • Watlington, United Kingdom
  • ill
  • 1841678805
  • 9781841678801
  • 737,545

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Readership v Teenagers and young adults Key features v Written by a successful, award-winning author. v Tackles contemporary teenage issues often ignored by mainstream fiction. v Adopts an honest, hard-hitting approach that will resonate with the audience. v Fast-paced, compelling and simply written narratives offer satisfying 'quick reads'. Marketing points v Quick reads have proved hugely popular with teens and young adults. v Published during the National Year of Reading which will focus on encouraging teens to read . v Meets need for fiction on contemporary teenage issues v Offers a hard-hitting yet refreshing alternative to mainstream teen fiction.
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About Shaw Edwina

Edwina Shaw is a an emerging Australian writer with several short stories published in journals and collections. Two of her pieces were shortlisted for Australia's prestigious Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize. She is also an experienced teacher and holds a BA in English and a Masters in Creative Writing. She has taught maths to young offenders, English to migrants and refugees, opened a private English language school in Cambodia, and now teaches yoga and creative writing to adults and high school children. Thrill Seekers is dedicated to the memory of her brother Matthew, who developed schizophrenia and committed suicide at the age of twenty. It is her first full length novel.
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Rating details

30 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 40% (12)
4 43% (13)
3 10% (3)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
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