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Are You Seeing Me?

Are You Seeing Me?

by Darren Groth

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2014

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This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences ...Twins Justine and Perry are about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

It's been a year since they watched their dad lose his battle with cancer. Now, at only nineteen, Justine is the sole carer for her disabled brother. But with Perry having been accepted into an assisted-living residence, their reliance on each other is set to shift. Before they go their separate ways, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things- mythical sea monsters, Jackie Chan movies and the study of earthquakes. For Justine, it's a chance to reconcile the decision to 'free' her twin, to see who she is without her boyfriend, Marc - and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs. But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble ...

'A funny and beautiful story about love, life and other disasters, told with the help of Robinson Crusoe and Jackie Chan. I think what we're 'seeing' here is a writer at the top of his game. Just wonderful.' MICHAEL GERARD BAUER, author of The Running Man

WINNER, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - Young Adult Fiction 2016

SHORTLISTED, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers 2015

SHORTLISTED, Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Young Adult Fiction 2015

SHORTLISTED, NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2015 SHORTLISTED, Queensland Literary Awards Griffith University Young Adult Book Award 2015

SHORTLISTED, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Young Adult 2016

SHORTLISTED, Children's Peace Literature Award 2015

SHORTLISTED, Governor General's Literary Award - Children's Literature (Text) 2015 (Canada)

SELECTED, IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2015

SELECTED, White Raven 2015 (International Youth Library)

ISBN:
9780857984739
9780857984739
Category:
Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2014
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
203x128x18mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Darren Groth

Darren Groth is the author of six novels, including Kindling and the acclaimed YA novel Are You Seeing Me?. He was the winner of the 2016 Adelaide Festival Award for Young Adult Literature and has been a finalist in numerous other prestigious prizes including the CBCA Book of the Year (Australia), the Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia), the Governor General's Literary Awards (Canada) and the Sakura Medal (Japan).

Darren is a former special-education teacher and the proud father of a son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For fun, he watches Game of Thrones with his beautiful Canadian wife and eats Fatburger with his wondrous sixteen-year-old twins. He lives in Vancouver.

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