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Sonya Hartnett


Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning author of many novels for teens, including THURSDAY'S CHILD, WHAT THE BIRDS SEE, STRIPES OF SIDESTEP WOLF, THE GHOST'S CHILD, BUTTERFLY and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book SURRENDER. She is also the author of an early chapter book, SADIE AND RATZ, illustrated by Ann James, and three acclaimed middle-grade novels set in times of war: THE SILVER DONKEY, THE MIDNIGHT ZOO and THE CHILDREN OF THE KING. In 2008, Sonya Hartnett was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her body of work. She lives in Australia.

Sonya Hartnett

Books by Sonya Hartnett

by Sonya Hartnett - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Colt Jenson and his younger brother, Bastian, have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts --- toys, bikes, all that glitters most --- and makes them the envy of the neighborhood. To the local kids, the Jensons are a family out of a movie, and Rex a hero --- successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But to Colt, he's an impossible figure: unbearable, suffocating. Has Colt got Rex wrong, or has he seen something in his father that will destroy their fragile new lives?

written by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Don Powers