Between Us

Author(s): Clare Atkins

Young Adult

Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed-wire fences and a political wilderness between them?Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, during school hours, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'.Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny.Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? As Jono and Anahita grow closer, Kenny starts snooping behind the scenes a


Product Information

Publicize to Kirkus, Publishers Weekly etc.Giveaways on Goodreads and YA blogs.Outreach to YA media.Extensive social media campaign.Promotion on the author's website.Ebook to be published simultaneously with print editions.

General Fields

  • : 9781760640217
  • : Black Inc.
  • : Black Inc.
  • : November 2017
  • : 197mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Clare Atkins
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : FIC
  • : 304