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A young adult edition of Turia Pitt's bestselling book Unmasked that is unflinchingly honest and completely inspirational.

Telling the story of Turia's life before and after the fire, this young readers' this book unmasks the real Turia: funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed. With a new foreword from Turia, additional content and a new Q&A section, this edition covers topics such as confidence, goal-setting, family and friends and happiness that will resonate strongly with tweens and teens.

Unmasked reveals the woman behind the headlines, and in so doing, uncovers the grace, humour and inner-steel that gets Turia Pitt through every day – and which leaves the rest of us watching on in amazement.


As difficult as the circumstances that Turia has faced, her advice for young readers is powerful and important, and because of her experience will echo through the emptiness of a self-centred culture.

Carolyn Hull, ReadPlus

An inspirational revelation of the triumph of will over adversity, with perceptive advice to teens in the Foreword, and helpful facts at the end.

Chloe Mauger, Magpies magazine

Turia outlines her philosophy for living life to the full, the lessons she has learnt and what is truly important. She encourages teenagers to have a similar mindset where their opinions of themselves are not dictated by social media and peer pressure. This is an optimistic, positive, feel-good book with great messages for the reader.

Lynne Babbage, CBCA Reading Time

The energy of Turia’s vibrant character shines through every page of this unflinchingly honest account of her journey and it is addictive reading.

Jo Seymour, The Daily Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 30, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $23.00

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    April 30, 2018

    RHA eBooks Child

    256 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ

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