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Smashed (Paperback, 2013 reprint)

By Hager, Mandy

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Smashed tackles gritty teenage issues such as alcohol, physical and sexual abuse, and anger. But author Mandy Hager delivers it with a sense of humour and great sensitivity. It is a thoughtful, pacy read -- one that is hard to put down. Smashed tells the story of three teenage fr...iends, and how their friendship, loyalties and values are thrown into confusion when the main character's younger sister is raped by one of his best friends. His reaction sets in motion a ripple effect , which culminates in a violent act of revenge upon the rapist. Has our hero done this? As he finds himself deep in trouble and confused about the truth, he is forced to the vital question: are we really just puppets controlled by our genes, or do we have the free will to rewrite our own destiny? It's a cautionary tale of growing up -- of the huge and complex challenges today's young people face in their lives. Told with humour and compassion it is also, ultimately, a story of courage, love and redemption. DARE plan to use this novel in some of their education programmes.
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ISBN 9781869419424
Published AU 3 Aug 2007
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback, 2013 reprint
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ISBN-13 9781869419424
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 3 Aug 2007
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2013 reprint
Edition 2013 reprint
Author(s) By Hager, Mandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs & Substance Abuse
LIANZA 2008 Finalist Esther Glen Aw (Fiction)
LIANZA 2008 Finalists
Storylines Notable Books Awards 2008
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 258g
Interest Age 15+ years
Reading Age 15+ years
Library of Congress Teenagers, Drug abuse, Interpersonal relations, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Young adult fiction, New Zealand
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult;Children/juvenile