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A story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan – to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail break, or will they end up behind bars too? Sometimes, to help a friend, you have to dig deep.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143300465

    June 7, 2004

    Puffin

    208 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • EBook

    9781742280981

    June 7, 2004

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    180 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Winner
    Hall of Fame

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