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STONE GIRL

Eleni Hale

  • Original Title: STONE GIRL
  • Publication date: April 2018
  • Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
  • Country: AU
  • 368 print pages
  • Drama

Information

  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: FAMILY, Dysfunctional family, PEOPLE facing life, Life change, Looking back on one's life, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Psychological dysfunction, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Exclusion, Violence, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Friendship, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge

Pitch

An unspeakable event changes everything for Sophie. No more Mum, school or bed of her own. She's made a ward of the state. Until one day she meets Spiral, the most furious, beautiful boy she has ever known. As their bond tightens she begins to confront what happened in her past.

Comments

Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019 in the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature category
Shortlisted for the 2019 Readings Young Adult Prize, presented by the Australian independent bookseller for debut or second YA books

Voted the Best Young Adult Book of 2018 by Readings customers.
Voted Favourite YA Read of 2018 by Kids' Book Review.
Voted in the top 100 great reads by Australian women in 2018.

Debut novel

Eleni Hale is an Australian writer. She was previously 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.

Summary

A YA novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget.

An unspeakable event changes everything for 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. "

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  • Author’s biography

    Eleni Hale is an Australian writer. STONE GIRL (2018) is her debut novel. She was previously 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.