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Promise Me Happy

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Published: May 2019
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BIC Subject: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published By: Penguin
 
Published: 07-May-2019
Format: Paperback, 192 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780143796442
Stock Code: 3796442
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I don?t know if it?s possible for people to change, not really. The way you?re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you?re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.Nate?s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He?s done things he regrets.But he?s never met anyone like Gem. She?s a tiny piece of wonderful and she?ll change everything he knows about himself. Is this the beginning of happiness? Or is there more hardship around the corner?I don?t know if it?s possible for people to change, not really. The way you?re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you?re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.Nate?s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He?s done things he regrets.But he?s never met anyone like Gem. She?s a tiny piece of wonderful and she?ll change everything he knows about himself. Is this the beginning of happiness? Or is there more hardship around the corner?
Robert Newton works as a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. His first novel, My Name is Will Thompson, was published in 2001. Since then he has written seven other novels for young people, including Runner, The Black Dog Gang (shortlisted for the NSW Premier?s Literary Awards) and When We Were Two (winner of a Prime Minister?s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction). He lives on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife and three daughters.
 
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