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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Sonya Hartnett
  • ISBN:
    1844286568
  • ISBN13:
    978-1844286560
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  • Publisher:
    Walker Books Ltd (February 7, 2005)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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    277
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Sonya Hartnett (also works under the pseudonym Cameron S. Redfern) is, or was, something of an Australian child . She wrote her first novel at the age of thirteen, and had it published at fifteen. Her books have also been published in Europe and North America.

Sonya Hartnett (also works under the pseudonym Cameron S. Redfern) is, or was, something of an Australian child prodigy author. Her novels have been published traditionally as young adult fiction, but her writing often crosses the divide and is also enjoyed by adults. I chose to narrate the story through a child because people like children, they WANT to like them," says Sonya Hartnett of THURSDAY'S CHILD, her brilliantly original coming-of-age story set during the Great Depression.

Sonya Hartnett doesn't write down to her audience; instead, she crafts an understated plot that grows ever more disturbing as the truth is revealed. However, readers who are ready to tackle challenging, thought-provoking fiction will relish the novel's depth and darkness.

Sophisticated plotting, mature vocabulary and violent themes make SURRENDER a novel suitable for older teens with the maturity to handle the book's subtle nuances and sinister themes

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Sophisticated plotting, mature vocabulary and violent themes make SURRENDER a novel suitable for older teens with the maturity to handle the book's subtle nuances and sinister themes. Sonya Hartnett doesn't write down to her audience; instead, she crafts an understated plot that grows ever more disturbing as the truth is revealed.

S. nwell met Finnigan and he scratches his name backwards on the fence. Makes boyhood pact "you be good, or the angel, aka Gabriel, I'll be the bad, Finnigan.

Sonya Hartnett was born on March 23, 1968 in Victoria. She is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children

Sonya Hartnett was born on March 23, 1968 in Victoria. She is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children. She was thirteen years old when she wrote her first novel and fifteen when it was published for the adult market in Australia, Trouble All the Way. For years she has written about one novel annually. According to the National Library of Australia, "The novel for which Hartnett has achieved the most critical (and controversial) acclaim was Sleeping Dogs" (1995).

Sonya Hartnett is the acclaimed and award-winning author of several novels for older readers, including The . visit us at ww. andlewick. Sonya Hartnett, Sadie and Ratz. Thanks for reading the books on GrayCity.

Sonya Hartnett is the acclaimed and award-winning author of several novels for older readers, including The Midnight Zoo, Thursday’s Child, What the Birds See, Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf, The Silver Donkey, The Ghost’s Child, Butterfly, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Surrender. About Sadie and Ratz, her first illustrated chapter book, she says, My niece Hannah gave names to her hands when she was only two. They are the toughest, roughest pair of hands a little girl could have.

Sonya Louise Hartnett (born 23 February 1968 in Box Hill, Victoria) is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children. She has been called "the finest Australian writer of her generation". For her career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense" Hartnett won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2008, the biggest prize in children's literature.

I just got this book and it looks a little creepy, it says it's a psychological thriller is that good? Follow.

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Gabriel is dying from an undisclosed illness. He relives his brief twenty years, remembering his parents' over-protectiveness, his wild friend Finnigan who encouraged him to do terrible things, and his dear dog Surrender. Told from the perspectives of Gabriel and Finnigan, this is a brilliant, chilling novel that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

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As a YA novel, this book startled me with its unrelenting darkness and unreliable narrator, but it kept me engaged and guessing straight up until the end. Lots of themes of abuse and life in a small Australian town, lots of questioning: what is real? Who are these characters really?
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Obong
After reading the reviews for this book I was excited to read it for myself. Although a fast read, I didn't like it. Meet Anwell who's a social outcast. He meets a boy named Finnigan and the 2 make a pact. Finnigan will do all the bad things, and Anwell, being renamed Gabriel will be the angel. In his older teens it seems an arsonist has come to him home town and Gabriel knows who's responsible for the fires. He'll also make another friend, Surrender, a free ranging dog. Eventually Gabriel will meet a girl who he has a crush on. Surrender will start to kill neighboring farm animals and Gabriel will be forced to end Surrender's life. Up to this point the book is confusing; it's now when the reader will start to realize what Gabriel really is and who Finnigan is.

As I said, I didn't like this book. I loved the idea and that's what prompted me to read it, but the writing I had trouble following, I'm still a bit confused by the book and exactly why it feels like the story is about Surrender, in some strange way. After finishing the book I'm still saying "huh?"
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On his deathbed, gasping for breath and clinging to life, Gabriel remembers his past. He recalls his childhood, when he was called Anwell. At the age of seven, entrusted with the care of his older, developmentally disabled brother while his mother rested and his father escaped, Anwell accidentally killed the older boy, an event that caused his family simultaneous trauma, embarrassment and relief.

Two years later, Anwell, isolated from his peers by his overly protective parents, encounters a very different boy, named Finnigan. The two make a pact: from now on, Finnigan will do all the bad things Anwell wants to do but can't, while Anwell does only good things. The friendless boy, desperate for company, agrees to be a reflection of his newfound blood brother, a sort of angel who can earn his repentance by attaining perfection. To mark his new status, the boy renames himself after the only angel he knows: Gabriel.

As Gabriel grows older, a series of arsons terrorize his small town. Gabriel knows who's committing the crimes and finds himself torn between the constable and his own father, who wants to form a kind of vigilante team to thwart the perpetrator. Gabriel also acquires a dog named Surrender, who soon leaves to roam the hills and forests with Finnigan, who is as restless and rangy as the dog itself.

When Gabriel develops a fixation on a female classmate, the events of his childhood and the effects of his pact with Finnigan come to a head. As the truth of Gabriel's condition is slowly revealed, readers will begin to question how much of the story --- even the horrifically violent climax --- is real, and how much of it is contained only within the mind of a disturbed young man.

Sophisticated plotting, mature vocabulary and violent themes make SURRENDER a novel suitable for older teens with the maturity to handle the book's subtle nuances and sinister themes. Sonya Hartnett doesn't write down to her audience; instead, she crafts an understated plot that grows ever more disturbing as the truth is revealed. However, readers who are ready to tackle challenging, thought-provoking fiction will relish the novel's depth and darkness.

--- Reviewed by Norah Piehl
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Gabriel is dying. As life slips away, he looks back over his brief twenty years that have been clouded by frustration and humiliation. A small town and distant parents ensure that he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child. He has only two friends - his dog Surrender, and the unruly wild boy Finnigan, with whom he made a boyhood pact. When a series of arson attacks grips the town, Gabriel realises how unpredictable and dangerous Finnigan is. Events begin to spiral out of control, and it becomes clear that only the most extreme measures will rid Gabriel of Finnigan for good ... The most gratifying thing about "Surrender" is that, against all odds, it works. It would have been easy for this novel to succumb to the machinations of its thriller plot (a wonderful yarn borrowing from both the Faust and "wheatbelt gothic" traditions), or to the complexities of the episodic, double-voiced structure necessarily required if it's to do the things the author wants it to do. Add to that Hartnett's penchant for a prose that regularly borders on poetry and, in lesser hands, it could have been disastrous. As it turns out, "Surrender" is probably the best novel you'll read all year. What saves it is not only Hartnett's skill and experience, evident on every page, but the fact that the entire thing is shot through with such intense compassion. Damaged children are her stock in trade, and she never fails to make you feel for them, understand them, love them - even when they're involved in things we might otherwise deem unspeakable. Like her last, prize-winning effort for adults, "Of A Boy", this is one of those extremely rare novels possessed of all the essential qualities of great fiction: brilliant language, engaging characters, the urgency of an airport page-turner, and something important to say. It's one of those books that makes you sit back and wonder what the hell it is that other writers think they're doing with their time - and yours.