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'Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one.

'When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents.

'Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block.

'What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run?

'THIS MOMENT, THESE DECISIONS, WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES. ' (Publication summary)

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Trust and Strength Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 September 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of Promise Me Happy Robert Newton , 2019 single work novel ; Detention Tristan Bancks , 2019 single work novel ; As Happy as Here Jane Godwin , 2019 single work novel ; Sensitive Allayne L. Webster , 2019 single work children's fiction ; My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel

'Vulnerable teens face illness, life with absent, careless or abusive families, and even incarceration. Despite such hardships, most of the characters in the five Australian young adult novels under review­ here today choose to trust others. They cultivate­ kindness and hope, traits that help them grow up braver and stronger.' (Introduction)

Trust and Strength Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 September 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of Promise Me Happy Robert Newton , 2019 single work novel ; Detention Tristan Bancks , 2019 single work novel ; As Happy as Here Jane Godwin , 2019 single work novel ; Sensitive Allayne L. Webster , 2019 single work children's fiction ; My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel

'Vulnerable teens face illness, life with absent, careless or abusive families, and even incarceration. Despite such hardships, most of the characters in the five Australian young adult novels under review­ here today choose to trust others. They cultivate­ kindness and hope, traits that help them grow up braver and stronger.' (Introduction)

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