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 a fast-moving 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. But their loyalty to each other remains strong, and it ends on a note of hope. A lump in the throat page-turner.

This fast-paced read is dynamic and gripping, perfect for teen readers who want all the characteristics of a long novel, dealing with teenage issues and tough topics, in a strong, condensed book. From a series written by some amazing authors, this book is everything a reluctant reader would want to get them engaged. Note: this book contains some strong language, graphic scenes and/or tough topics, so is only suitable for older YA readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 128 x 199 x 16mm | 336g
  • Watlington, United Kingdom
  • ill
  • 1841678805
  • 9781841678801
  • 589,890

Review quote

"Thrill Seekers was touching. It was deep. It was mature and it was poignant. It had a very good and meaningful plot. I would be interested in reading other books in the series."

Faith Mutyiri, Holy Road High
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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

24 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (11)
3 12% (3)
2 4% (1)
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