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Christine Bongers

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Christine Bongers is a former radio and television journalist who is now happier writing fiction.

Christine's latest YA novel "Intruder" won the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Book and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers. Her debut novel "Dust" is a CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers. Her middle-grade novel "Henry Hoey Hobson" was short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, the Qld Premier's Literary Awards and the WA Premier's Book Awards. "Drongoes" for newly independent readers is published by Scholastic.

She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, kids, and a very bad beaglish fur-boy called Huggy.

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Christine Bongers Hi Stephanie, sorry it took me so long to get back but I've been in the States. Al's book is taking a back seat atm. Am 50,000+ words into an adult…moreHi Stephanie, sorry it took me so long to get back but I've been in the States. Al's book is taking a back seat atm. Am 50,000+ words into an adult crime novel so finishing that one first!(less)
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Intruder

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"This is a book about boys, set in a boys' school (a whole lot like the one I work at!), which does a lot to show the very different sides of being a teen boy. Funnily enough, they are all quite different! I really liked it, although the first thir..." Read more of this review »
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I love this book, it's quick, familiar and full of memorabilia.

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I'm sick at the moment and don't seem to be able to stick to one book and this made me feel soo much better. Henry Hoey Hobson is set in the city I live in, this is a very r..." Read more of this review »
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Christine Bongers Sharon wrote: "Hello Christine, thank you for accepting my friend request."
A pleasure, Sharon. I'll look forward to sharing great books with you!


Sharon Hello Christine, thank you for accepting my friend request.


Christine Bongers Evie wrote: "thank you for adding me. i am a fan of yours
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Thanks Evie, I'll look forward to hearing what you think of my books!


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Evie thank you for adding me. i am a fan of yours
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