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Between us / Clare Atkins.

By: Atkins, Clare, 1980-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Carlton, Vic. : Black Inc., [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 275 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781760640217; 1760640212; 9781743820216; 1743820216.Subject(s): Refugess -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | Iranians -- Australa -- Juvenile fiction | Alien detention centers -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction | Illegal aliens -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Australian fiction | Darwin (N.T.) -- Juvenile fiction | Australia -- Juvenile fiction | Wickham Point Detention Centre (N.T.) | AustralianDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'. Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny. Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T ATKI Available IA1654967
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
Teenage Fiction T ATKI Issued 31/12/2018 IA1654959
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Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'. Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny. Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes.

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Gr 9 Up-This tells the story of two supposedly very different teenagers: Ana, an Iranian refugee, who is only allowed out to attend school; and Jono, a Vietnamese Australian boy who is struggling with his mother leaving him and his dad. One day Jono's father, Kenny, introduces Ana and Jono, but starts questioning who Ana really is. As Jono and Ana become close, can they show Kenny that they really aren't so different, after all? Told from the perspectives of all three characters, this book really gets to the heart of the subject of immigration and refugees. Atkins handles the tough situations with lots of insight and strongly developed characters. This is also a fantastic coming-of-age novel. VERDICT An informative, timely book. Give to readers interested in contemporary issues.-Tegan Anclade, Lake Villa District Library, IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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