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  • Published: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573166
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.00

Frankie




Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances . . .

Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances . . .

When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes . . . and secrets of his own.

Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything.

  • Pub date: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143573166
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Shivaun Plozza

Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning Children’s and YA writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Frankie, was a CBCA Notable Book, shortlisted for the Inky Awards, Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and won the YA category of the Davitt Awards. Her second novel, Tin Heart, was released in March 2018 – both Shivaun's books have sold into multiple territories. Her short story ‘The Point’ is part of Where the Shoreline Used to Be, an anthology of YA fiction, and 'The Challenge' is part of the footy-themed collection for children Speccy-tacular AFL Stories. Other short works have appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies. When she’s not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Winner • 2017 • Best Young Adult Crime Novel

  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

    Highly commended • 2017 • Writing for Young Adults

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2017 • Older Readers

  • Inky Awards

    Shortlisted • 2017 • Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book


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