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S.A. Partridge

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S.A Partridge is the author of the The Goblet Club, which won the I am a Writer competition in 2007 and the MER Youth Prize in 2008. The book details the experiences of a teenage boy in the world’s worst boarding school.

Her second novel, Fuse, published in 2009, was shortlisted for the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for youth literature in 2010. The novel was also chosen as Ibby South Africa’s English nomination for the Ibby International Honour Roll and will be showcased at the Ibby World Congress in 2012.

Dark Poppy's Demise was published in 2011. It was awarded the MER Youth Prize in 2012.

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The Rules is one of those rare novels that offer a no-holds-barred slice of real-life. And Diane doesn’t hold back.


Twins Adam and Jasmine share their time between two homes, one in Manenberg, one in Goodwood. The rules for each household are different.


In Goodwood you wash your hands before dinner.

In Manenberg you don’t talk to strangers and you don’t meddle in other people’s business.


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Description: Kendall Mullins hates high school, almost as much as he hates it at home, but that all changes when Craig Baumgarten joins his class. Craig makes life at Percy Fitzpatrick High almost bearable, until the bullies set their sights on the new best friends and Craig hatches a plan to fight back with devastating consequences. As Kendall is drawn in deeper he finds himself in a situation he can’t escape and its up to his brother Justin to protect him. The Mullins brothers flee the suburbs as they attempt to outrun the law and the wrath of their father, but the streets of Cape Town are rough, and they have to come up with a new plan to survive. Following the success of The Goblet Club, S.A. Partridge has penned a second novel for youth, this time focusing on the relationship between two brothers. With sequential time-line, short chapters, contemporary language and dialogue, action-filled Fuse engages as an adventure story and is an accessible read for young teens. - Joanne Hichens, Cape Argus, November 2009 Uncompromising and gritty, Fuse isn’t decorated with moralising and glitter. As with The Goblet Club, the protagonists possess dubious motivations and are driven to deal with the unintended consequences of their actions. The novel should appeal to a middle-grade readership of 12 to15, and older, delivering a dystopian view of contemporary South African youth culture that is a welcome change from saccharine youth literature. - Pretoria News
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“I tumble over and over, till the force of the deluge carries me away, out the door and into the passage. Photos of my family tumble from the wall and are swallowed by the sea. Her mouth opens and closes as she calls my name, but I'm already out of reach.”
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“I searched for my own heart
and long after I had lost my way
in the days trailing past with their foliage
in the aloof sky blue with distance
I thought I'd find my heart
where I'd kept your eyes two brown butterflies
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