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|Genre/Form:||Young adult fiction
|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience|
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|Notes:||Originally published: Australia: Picador, 2005; London: Bodley Head, 2007.|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008.
Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007.
Shortlisted for YoungMinds Book Award 2007.
|Description:||583 p. ; 20 cm.|
"... a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling ... Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important