Author(s): John Marsden
Winner of Australia's Book of the Year Award. Set in Australia and written in the form of a diary, this is the tragic story of the effects of divorce and her parents' anger on a young woman's life. Remarkable...few readers will come away from the portrait of Marina's ordeal unshaken. --Publishers Weekly
This remarkable novel, now an established classic, is based on a true story. It was awarded the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award in 1988, the Victorian Premier's Award, the 1989 Koala Award and the Christopher Medal (USA), as well as being selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. It has also been widely translated.
'Marsden's work is stunning. Its impact is permanent. Must read.' - [ENGLISH JOURNAL (USA)]
John Marsden is Australia's most popular writer of young adult fiction. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and he has won, or been short-listed for, every major award for young adult literature in Australia, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year, the National Children's Book awards and numerous children s choice awards. The gripping war series, which began with TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN, has broken all sales records for young adult fiction and was recently released as a feature film. SO MUCH TO TELL YOU, originally published in 1987, was his first young adult novel.