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Gracey (The Gracey Trilogy #2)

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Gracey's come home to Cunningham on holidays. But now she's a state athletics champion and a private school student, and everything looks different... even frightening.

Part history, part mystery, Gracey is a challenging story about the past and the present, murder and compassion, and black and white identity.

Gracey is the second book in James Moloney's award winning trilog
Paperback, 164 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
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Oct 03, 2015 Cass A rated it really liked it
Teen fiction. The second in a trilogy (Dougy, Gracey, Angela), this book is written from the points of view of Gracey, her younger brother Dougy (both indigenous), and the new local policeman in the town of Cunningham, Trent Foster. Gracey, a champion sprinter, has been on scholarship at Hamilton College, a private school in Brisbane, for a couple of years by this time. During one school holidays Dougy finds bones at a construction site, and controversy erupts around whose bones they are and how ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Gracey returns home during school holidays from her Brisbane boarding school, and her brother Dougy discovers bones in a building site that are from an old Aboriginal massacre. Gracey researches and learns the circumstances around the massacre, and along the way questions her identity and her family relationships, especially after her mother dies of lung cancer and her brother commits suicide in jail.
Mar 13, 2011 Bev rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Year 7-9
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As a sequel to Dougy, we pick up on the life of Gracey who is now a successful student at a Brisbane boarding school. There is much excitement and media interest when Dougy finds some old bones. It seems this is evidence of a massacre and different groups interpret the discovery to suit their own ends. A great read.
Apr 25, 2014 Just rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this continuing story of Dougy and Gracey and their experiences as Aboriginals in white Australia. Will find the last one in the series to read.
Mar 17, 2013 Ki rated it liked it
I read it for school but I didn't find it boring but intriguing because it gave an insight to something that most people don't know about.
Mar 12, 2011 Ellie rated it did not like it
Carry on of Dougy. It also has major storey line problems where it does not flow.
Apr 12, 2012 Elisha rated it really liked it
i had to read this book for school. and so far its pretty good :)
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My full name is James Francis Moloney and I was born in Sydney, Australia on 20 September, 1954. When I was seven years old, my family moved to Brisbane and except for the odd year or two, I have lived in Brisbane ever since. At school, I was into every sport going - cricket, footy, swimming - you name it. It's hard to believe now but in High School, I was a champion Long Jumper! After University ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Gracey Trilogy (4 books)
  • Dougy (The Gracey Trilogy #1)
  • Angela (The Gracey Trilogy #3)
  • Dougy/Gracey/Angela (The Gracey Trilogy 1-3)

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