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A genre-hopping, darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself, and falling in love.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, a criminal record, and secrets of his own.Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything."Frankie's a great, gutsy character, full of heart." -- Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta, author of The Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca"Original, and often obscenely funny.



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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. Her short story 'The Point' is part of Where the Shoreline Used to Be, an anthology of YA fiction, and recently her footy-themed children's story 'The Challenge' was part of Speccy-tacular: AFL Stories. Other short works have appeared in Above Water, Vivid and The Victorian Writer. When she's not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.



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