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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 world was made for exploring and life for adventure. That’s what my partner and I told ourselves as we headed off for a week to the city of love.


There is so much I want to say about that magical place, but that would probably take a week or more to write, so while I ponder over my notes and get my head around the experience, here’s a list highlights.


Ten things I loved about Paris


atmosphere


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The Goblet Club
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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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date: September 19, 2014 08:00PM
location: Fugard Studio, Fugard Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa
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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.”
S.A. Partridge, Sharp Edges

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“I searched for my own heart
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in the days trailing past with their foliage
in the aloof sky blue with distance
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where I'd kept your eyes two brown butterflies
and I saw the swallows swoop
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