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Dare You

By Sue Lawson

**eBook Edition** When does a dare stop being a game?

Ruby, Khaden and Sas have been best friends forever. But they aren’t kids anymore. Life has become complicated and it’s testing the boundaries of their friendship. Their childish games spiral out of control, threatening to unravel the world as they know it. And this time somebody will lose. When does a dare stop being a game? This is the question posed by Dare You, a gripping young adult novel by award-winning Australian author Sue Lawson. This coming-of-age story is about friendship, feelings and first love. For more realistic YA by Sue, read her books Allie McGregor’s True Colours, Finding Darcy, After, Forget Me Not, Pan’s Whisper and You Don’t Even Know. Visit her at www.suelawson.com.au “With well-realised characterisation and crisp dialogue, Sue Lawson presents her readers with three arresting characters, who for all their insecurities, erratic mood swings and irresponsible behaviours, are ultimately believable and human … Dare You will grip its readers as its protagonists are swept into an escalating spiral of frustration, confusion and danger.” Magpies magazine “The characterisation is superb, the minor characters are not clichéd, and although we see them fleetingly, they are all credible. The angst that drives teenagers, the problems they perceive and the disunity that an unsettled family invokes are all treated fairly and convincingly … This is an engrossing read.” ViewpointDare You is an absorbing and tense tale, with characters that are very believable … Many teenagers will identify with the characters and will find it hard to put down.” Fiction Focus “The three characters offer believable insights into the many challenges of adolescence.” Bookseller+Publisher “Sue manages to weave the profound with the everyday language of a teenager.” Jackie French, Australian National Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 “Gripping … the characters are beautifully realised.” Anthony Eaton

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 www.suelawson.com.au

ISBN: 9781742590424
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia
Binding:
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
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