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A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark

By Jane Godwin

Paperback | ISBN 9780734420770

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A gripping and suspenseful rite-of-passage novel about five teenagers and one night that will change them all, from award-winning author Jane Godwin.

'A brilliantly woven tale, deliciously tense from first page to last. This is classic unputdownable Godwin' DAVINA BELL

'It's just a walk in the dark. What is there to worry about?'

That's what the head teacher, Johan, says. And so the Year Nines from Otway Community School set out on an overnight hike, with no adults.

But doesn't Johan know that a storm is coming?

When five teenagers head in to the forest that late afternoon, none of them is aware what the night will bring. Each will have to draw on their particular strengths to survive. Each will have to face the unknown, battling the elements, events beyond their control, and their own demons. It's a night that will change everything.

Set in the rainforest of Victoria's Otway Ranges, A Walk in the Dark is about friendship, trust, identity and family, consent and boundaries, wrapped in a compulsively readable, suspense-filled adventure.

Five head into the forest, but will all five make it out?

'Quality storytelling . . . gripping' The Australian Women's Weekly

'Unique and intriguing' Better Reading

'Fantastically tense in places, A Walk in the Dark is a great read for all kids ages 11 plus' Readings

'Suspenseful and exciting . . . Extremely engaging . . . highly relatable and real. This novel has everything to keep the audience enthralled. No reader will be able to put the book down until the very end' ReadPlus

'This is deft, intuitive writing, deeply sympathetic, non-judgemental, canny. Jane Godwin understands what it is to be a child or young person, what matters to them at different ages and stages. Importantly, she values these concerns, treats them with due respect and creates stories in which her book people mature and blossom through the overcoming of self-doubt and their fear of the new and unknown. Good lessons for adults there, too' Living Arts Canberra

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BOOK DETAILS

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780734420770
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Publisher: Hachette Australia
Number of pages: 256
Width (mm): 126
Height (mm): 198
Depth (mm): 26

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