Stone Girl

Stone Girl

by Eleni Hale

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/04/2018

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Compelling, involving and beautifully written, Stone Girl is the powerful and moving story of Sophie, who becomes a ward of the state.

A heartbreaking story of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA.

An unspeakable event changes everything for twelve-year-old Sophie. No more Mum, school or bed of her own. She's made a ward of the state and grows up in a volatile world where kids make their own rules, adults don't count and the only constant is change.

Until one day she meets Gwen, Matty and Spiral. Spiral is the most furious, beautiful boy Sophie has ever known. And as their bond tightens she finally begins to confront what happened in her past.

I'm at the police station. There's blood splattered across my face and clothes. In this tiny room with walls the colour of winter sky I hug a black backpack full of treasures. Only one thing is certain...no one can ever forgive me for what I've done.

ISBN:
9780143785613
9780143785613
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-04-2018
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
197x128x24mm
Weight:
0.26kg
Eleni Hale

Eleni Hale was a reporter at the Herald Sun, a communications strategist for the union movement and has written for many print and online news publications. Her short story fig was published as part of the ABC’s In their branches project and she has received three Varuna awards. She lives in Melbourne, and is currently working on her second book. Stone Girl is her first novel.

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