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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Nest
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'Robin's life is spiralling out of control. His father [is a] tyrant, his mother's disappeared and the wrong girl's luring him into her web... Intolerable images keep flashing through his head. What does Robin really know about his past? Are there clues in his own writing? And what secrets lie within the frozen forest?

'Paul Jennings' first novel for older readers is a stunning and original network of crossing trails with combine to tell the dark, tense and ultimately uplifting story about a boy who dares to stare into the spider holes of his own mind.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Further information about The Nest is available on the Penguin website: http://www.penguin.com.au/nest/default.cfm

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Extent: 248p.
      ISBN: 9780143008002

Works about this Work

Untitled Mia Macrossan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 3 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Untitled John Nolan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Allison Paterson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 24 no. 2 2009; (p. 41)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Laura Gordon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Gordon describes, in a lengthy review, the shift away from past Jennings trademark writing which is a 'lighthearted, funny or embarrassing...journey through adolescence' towards a work with the 'raw emotions of hate, fear, desperation and loneliness that adolescence is notorious for'.
Untitled Paula Kelly , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , May no. 1 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 March 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel ; The Terrible Plop Ursula Dubosarsky , 2009 single work picture book ; The Adventures of Nanny Piggins R. A. Spratt , 2009 single work children's fiction
King of the Kids Comes into His Own Sophie Masson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Young Adult Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 March 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Tale of Teen Angst and Obsession Christopher Bantick , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 March 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
A Wedding Ring, a Hairbrush and a Swallow's Nest Lisa Gorton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 310 2009; (p. 58)

— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings , 2009 single work novel
Nothing to Fear in This Forest Michael Lallo , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2009; (p. 26-27) The Age , 4 April 2009; (p. 22-23)
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