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y separately published work icon The Sky So Heavy single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Sky So Heavy
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y separately published work icon The Sky So Heavy Claire Zorn , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2013 Z1935483 2013 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe. Only it’s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated.

'When Fin wakes up the next morning, it’s dark, bitterly cold and snow is falling. There’s no internet, no phone, no TV, no power and no parents. Nothing Fin’s learnt in school could have prepared him for this.

'With his parents missing and dwindling food and water supplies, Fin and his younger brother, Max, must find a way to survive in a nuclear winter … all on their own.

'When things are at their most desperate, where can you go for help?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Social Justice and Children's Literature University of Wollongong 2015 (Semester 2)