Australian writer of books for younger readers, young adults, verse novels and poetry.

The Year It All Happened

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I throw the dice – four or over I stay, one to three I pack up. Six dots stare back, telling me I’ve nothing left to lose. John stays with the dice but not all choices can be left to fate. Merri makes a loaded decision. Nick takes his heart in his hands and gets a second chance. Leigh revs up her life with nearly disastrous results. In this sequel to A Dangerous Girl, Catherine Bateson delicately unveils a year in the life of these four emerging adults. It is a verse novel celebrating life, love, change and the year it all happened.


Univ. of Queensland Press, 2001