A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect.
For Tom Brennan, life is about rugby, mates and family - until a night of celebration changes his life forever. Tom's world explodes as his brother Daniel is sent to jail and the Brennans are forced to leave the small town Tom's lived in his whole life. Tom is a survivor, but he needs a ticket out of the past just as much as Daniel. He will find it in many forms . . .
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Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
Winner • 2006 • Novel
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year
Winner • 2006 • Older Readers
National Children's Peace Literature Award
Shortlisted • 2007 • National Children’s Peace Literature Award