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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Paper Cranes Don't Fly
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'For Adam Auttenberg, hospital is like a second home. With Tess, AJ, and Rachael by his side, it’s even bearable. Facing the toughest challenge of his life, all Adam has to help him are his friends. But will they be enough?

'This story describes the life of a cancer patient in a way that few other young adult books do, focusing not just on living with cancer, but going through it, with the help of patience, love and friendship.' (Publication summary)

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    • Abbotsford, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Ford Street , 2017 .
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      Extent: 298p.
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      • Publication date: 1 August 2017

      ISBN: 9781925272765

Works about this Work

[Review] Paper Cranes Don't Fly Pauline Hosking , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 45)

— Review of Paper Cranes Don't Fly Peter Vu , 2017 single work novel

'Recently there has been a run of books about terminally ill teenagers who are angelic and brave. The one is different. It is written from the view-point of the main character, Adam Auttenberg, who is not heroic. He's a seventeen year-old boy who's lived with a benign brain tumour for most of his life. Without warning the tumour starts to grow. The novel begins with Adam back in what he calls his second home - the hospital. And the news gets worse. He is diagnosed with three month to live. Adam is a kind, sweet character, with a self depreciating humour.' (Introduction)

YA Books and Difficult Issues Winnie Salamon , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 14-16)

'In an over-heated portable in a small country town my friends and I sat, sweating through our 'Impulse' and laughing so hard it hurt. not because our young and already-over-it Year Eight maths teacher, Miss Snaize, was particularly entertaining, but because I'd pulled out my copy of Judy Blume's Forever and I was showing my shocked classmates the best bit : when Michael pulls out his penis and introduces it to his girlfriend Katherine. he calls it Ralph.' (Introduction)

[Review] Paper Cranes Don't Fly Pauline Hosking , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 45)

— Review of Paper Cranes Don't Fly Peter Vu , 2017 single work novel

'Recently there has been a run of books about terminally ill teenagers who are angelic and brave. The one is different. It is written from the view-point of the main character, Adam Auttenberg, who is not heroic. He's a seventeen year-old boy who's lived with a benign brain tumour for most of his life. Without warning the tumour starts to grow. The novel begins with Adam back in what he calls his second home - the hospital. And the news gets worse. He is diagnosed with three month to live. Adam is a kind, sweet character, with a self depreciating humour.' (Introduction)

YA Books and Difficult Issues Winnie Salamon , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 14-16)

'In an over-heated portable in a small country town my friends and I sat, sweating through our 'Impulse' and laughing so hard it hurt. not because our young and already-over-it Year Eight maths teacher, Miss Snaize, was particularly entertaining, but because I'd pulled out my copy of Judy Blume's Forever and I was showing my shocked classmates the best bit : when Michael pulls out his penis and introduces it to his girlfriend Katherine. he calls it Ralph.' (Introduction)

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