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The Year My Life Broke

The Year My Life Broke

You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia. Tarrawagga is a hole. Its only ambition is to be a crater, and it has every chance of getting there. The last thing you expect is to have action all around you, dangerous strangers in the backyard and bull... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781742613352
Barcode 9781742613352
Published 1 December 2013 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Marsden, John
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ISBN-13 9781742613352
ISBN-10 1742613357
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Pan Australia
Publication Date 1 December 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marsden, John
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Australian
Number of Pages 180
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 149g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 439346

Description of this Book

You move into the most boring street in the most boring town in Australia. Tarrawagga is a hole. Its only ambition is to be a crater, and it has every chance of getting there. The last thing you expect is to have action all around you, dangerous strangers in the backyard and bullets flying past your ears. At your new school, everyone thinks you're the biggest loser in Grade 6. Little do they know. When they realise the truth, teachers and students alike are in for the shock of their lives. Funny, gripping and full of surprises, The Year My Life Broke could be the most real book you read this year. Warning: This book is not a fantasy. It contains no superheroes, wizards, dragons, time travel, aliens or magic.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Children's Book Council of the Australia Awards Young Readers 2014 -- Short-listed for Speech Pathology Awards 2014

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Author's Bio

John Marsden grew up in three states of Australia, and now lives in Victoria. John loved school so much that he started his own. Or, he hated school so much that he started his own in 2006 so that other kids wouldn't have to go through the suffering he experienced. Candlebark is in a beautiful forest near Hanging Rock, and is John's proudest achievement. John has also published more than 40 books, including Tomorrow When the War Began, which was made into a highly successful movie, Looking for Trouble, Staying Alive in Year Five, Creep Street and Cool School. John is one of Australia's biggest selling and most awarded authors.

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