Angel's Gate

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Hachette Australia, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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The night the first wild child was captured, I was woken from my sleep by the sound of car doors slamming. I opened my eyes; lights were flashing across the ceiling of my bedroom. I sat up at once, and there, holding the lace curtain of my window, was my sister Julia. "They've caught one," I whispered. "Haven't they?" She took her hand from the curtain and turned away. "They get us all, sooner or later," she said. Then she vanished into the darkness of the hall. But who could live with wild children and not be affected? And what changes might their dark secrets bring about in the lives of others? This award-winning novel was described as 'a superb representation of contemporary Australian writing' by the SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (USA).

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

YA. A murder mystery and an exploration of the concepts of freedom and family, set in modern rural Australia. My 14 yo son and I both enjoyed and were impressed by it. As the climax approached I got ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Crew (No Such Country, 1994, etc.) jumps right into the action as a doctor's son watches the police usher a captured ``wild child'' into his father's office. Then the author retreats to fill in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gary Crew is wellknown for his rich, multi-layered and intensely suspenseful bestselling novels for young adults, as well as his many picture books for younger readers. He is the only author to have won the CBC Book of the Year Award four times and his other awards include the NSW and Victorian Premier’s Awards, the Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Writers Award (USA) and National Children’s Book Award. A former high school English teacher, he is now Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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