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Wavelength

by A.J. Betts

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About the Book

Oliver’s world has shrunk. It’s all about Year 12 finals. It’s about that magic 80% average he needs to get into uni, get his dream job and get cashed up. A study break in a small coastal town seems just the ticket. But Sunny Haven Recreation and Leisure Centre is like some weird parallel universe. He arrives cashless, bookless, phoneless and fuming in the back of his Dad’s clapped out Cortina only to find his new study space is home to an array of elderly citizens.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
Wavelength is funny and has a beautifully paced plot. The scene at a small town pool with its aerobics class, pie warmer and pimply adolescents is so real that we can smell the chlorine. [Four stars out of five]’ Good Reading Magazine

‘This is a compelling, crisply written novel, highly recommended for stressed-out teenagers and their parents everywhere.’ The West Australian

‘a very enjoyable story that I would recommend and that I hope goes into high school libraries.’ Australian Women Online

‘… it is clear that this is an exceptional read, stunningly different from many others.’ ReadPlus.com

‘The setting is vivid and real, and characters multi-layered and individual. It isn’t often that a book surprises me. This one does.’ Fiction Focus

‘More please.’ Kids Book Review

Categories
Award Winning, Young Adult
Publication Year
2010
Edition
1st
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Western Australian Premier’s Awards (Shortlisted 2010)

ISBN13
9781921696305
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
240
Other Editions
Sample Chapter
Wavelength extract.pdf
Teaching Notes
WAVELENGTH TEACHING NOTES WEB.pdf
Media
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