The Resource Between Us

Between Us

Label
Between Us
Title
Between Us
Statement of responsibility
Clare Atkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 ... ‘An urgent, compelling and transcendent love story of our times.’ —Alice Pung ‘I want everyone to read this book right now.’ —Fiona Wood ‘A beautiful, raw and timely book.’ —Melina MarchettaClare Atkins has worked as a scriptwriter for many successful television series, including All Saints and Home and Away. Her debut novel, Nona and Me, won the 2016 Book of the Year in the NT Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, longlisted for the 2015 Inky Awards, and highly commended for the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Summary
Ana, an Iranian asylum seeker only allowed out of detention to attend school, meets Jono, whose home life is spiraling out of control, and the two strike up an unlikely relationship despite barbed-wire fences and cultural differences between them
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616142
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, Clare
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lifestyle - Travel
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Social Science
  • Romance
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Between Us
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_465300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743820216
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Between Us
Control code
BORROWBOX:BLI_465300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743820216
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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