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Ghost Bird (Paperback)
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Ghost Bird (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 21/10/2021
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A thrilling, multi award-winning, teen ghost story, from a First Nations Australian author, drawing on the culture and beliefs of her close-knit community. Stacey and Laney are twins and mirror images of each other but as different as the sun and the moon. Stacey wants to go places, do things and be someone different while Laney just wants to skip school and sneak out of the house to meet her boyfriend Troy. When Laney doesn't come home one night, the town assumes she's just doing her normal run-off but Stacey's gut tells her different. Stacey knows her twin isn't dead - she just doesn't know where she is; she can see her in her dreams but doesn't know if she is real or imagined. Holding onto the words her Nan taught her is one thing but listening to those around you is another - who will Stacey trust? As the town starts to believe that Laney is missing for good, can she find her twin in time? 'Part coming-of-age story, part "Romeo and Juliet" romance, part speculative fiction, part Aboriginal spiritual revelation, part mystery - this is a story that is mature on many levels.' ReadPlus

Publisher: Old Barn Books
ISBN: 9781910646809
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm


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This is a remarkable book - a window into an unfamiliar culture, a critique of racism and a story which bites hard and refuses to let go. 5* review * Books for Keeps *
Gripping and atmospheric, this ghost story by an Australian First Nations author is a powerful, bittersweet exploration of coming of age. -- Imogen Russell Williams * children's book reviewer *
Ghost Bird is, without doubt, my favourite Young Adult read this year and I can't wait to see what Lisa Fuller writes next. -- Emma Kuyateh * Primary Teacher Bookshelf *
Scary, raw, evocative and well-formed, 'Ghost Bird' had me cowering under a blanket and avoiding the shadows -- Leonie Lock * Waterstones bookseller *
(a) tense, thought-provoking story of family, culture and their own beginnings -- Sarah Broadley * My Book Corner *
This is an outstanding novel which is all consuming and compelling. Drawing on her rich cultural heritage, Lisa Fuller has created something very special and original. -- Sue Wilshire * Through the Bookshelf blog *

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“A spooky YA debut infused with Australian mythology, perfection!”

This book is amazingly unsettling and scary. You'll be following the lives of indigenous Australian characters, not only dealing with the usual challenges of being indigenous in a small place, but also dealing... More

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“A rich, original, 5 star reading experience”

When Stacey's mirror twin sister Laney disappears under mysterious circumstances, her dark, elusive nightmares tell her that Laney is in danger. But to follow her dreams will lead Stacey to places and with people... More

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