The Way Back Home

By Allan Stratton

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 When Zoe's beloved granny is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and put into a home, Zoe decides to break her out and go on the run. She's desperate to find her estranged uncle Teddy in the belief that he can he

Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She’s angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer’s is worsening. When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the tracks on a cross-country trip to find Zoe’s long-lost uncle. But there will be some home truths along the way. . . An emotional story about family, surviving school and being true to yourself for fans of The Art of Being Normal and Unbecoming.

  • An emotional family drama which tackles themes of bullying, Alzheimers and transgender identity
  • Perfect for fans of The Art of Being Normal and Unbecoming.
  • Beautiful, heartbreaking, yet wonderfully funny … Engaging and gripping from the get-go. Stratton writes some of the wittiest dialogue in YA fiction today' Susin Nielsen

About the author

Allan Stratton is the internationally bestselling and awarded Author Biography of Chanda’s Secrets, which was made into the Cannes Festival hit Life, Above All. Awards include the Printz Honour Book, two Junior Library Guild selections (US), two Canadian Library Association Best Book Awards, inclusion on the inaugural Pearson Foundation/Writers' Trust Read-for-Your-School list, and a Times Book of the Week. His work has been published in fifteen countries. For more information, please visit his website at

ISBN: 9781783445219
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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