By Sue Lawson

What happens when you can't live with before?

What happens when you’re not the cool kid at school anymore? CJ has been banished to the country to live with his grandparents. No one asks him if he wants to be there. It seems like no one really cares. And no matter how hard he tries to outrun it, trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes.

  • Short-listed in the Fiction for Years 7-9 category of the Young Australians’ Best Book Award at the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards.
  • "There is a sense of tension, a feeling of intrigue, and an underlying uncertainty about were things will head which keeps the reader on edge throughout the novel ... The honesty and emotion in this book makes it special." Reading Time magazine
  • "Cleverly constructed to create a dramatic and intriguing story so the reader is kept in suspense right up to the powerful ending." Viewpoint

About the author

Sue Lawson writes books for children and young adults. Her love for books began when she was a child on a farm in country Victoria where she spent her time reading, writing, listening to her father and grandfather’s stories and avoiding working with the cattle. These days, she's added stationery shops to her football obsession and when not writing, teaches and runs workshops for young people and adults. In 2012, Pan’s Whisper was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, was a Notable Book at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and won the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature. You Don’t Even Know was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards in 2014. Sue’s website is

ISBN: 9781742031125
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 3, 2009
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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