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Book of the Year: Older Readers Winner

jarvis 24

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Winner of the Children’s Book Council 2010 Book of the Year for Older readers.

Honour books:

Clarke, Judith The Winds of Heaven

Millard, Glenda A Small Free Kiss in the Dark


August 19, 2010 Posted by | Shortlisted Books | | Leave a comment

STOLEN – a story of kidnapping by Lucy Christopher

stolen (1)Gemma is kidnapped from the Bangkok airport and wakes up to find herself in the isolated Sandy Desert in the Australian outback.

Ty  is determined to teach Gemma how to survive the harsh and simple life, despite her attempts to escape.

Gemma finally bonds with her kidnapper and she displays typical behaviour that suggests she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome.

Ty’s plans come to an abrupt halt when Gemma is bitten by a snake and all Ty’s attempts to save her fail and he is forced to return her to civilization and face the consequences.

Related Books:  Bel Canto (Stockholm Syndrome) by Anne Pratchett

Kidnapped by R. L. Stevenson

For real life story about Stockholm Syndrome – Google Patty Hearst

July 28, 2010 Posted by | Adventure | | Leave a comment