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The Devil's Own
Deborah Lisson
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The Devil's Own

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Fifteen-year-old Julianna, bored and rebellious on her father's yacht, can see no beauty in the lonely, windswept Abrolohos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. If only something would happen, she thinks desperately, anything just to break the monotony. Then her wish is granted. It starts innocently enough - a glimpse of a face hidden among the bushes on a neighbour ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1991)
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Reading it for school made me wary of the content, since class texts tend to be boring and depressing. I found this surprisingly enjoyable, however. A very meaningful story for teenage readers, particularly for those finding it everything difficult and irritating, as the heroine of the story did. Teens will enjoy watching her grow through her experiences and become a much better and considerably more mature person by the end of the novel. Her relationship with Dick was sweet, and the ending left ...more
Hattie Steele
I read this book for school. I wasn't expecting much and I didn't get much. The fact is that I wrote an essay on this book, forcing me think deeper. The was not enjoyable for me, but is acceptable as i did bot choose to read it. You all probably think I'm a complaining schoolgirl, you're probably right.
everybody in English extension last year should have this on their list! I thought it was really good, I learnt a lot about the Batavia wreck from it and a liked the romanticised side of it :)
Dec 08, 2010 Sian added it
I have read this book over 20 times now and have even travelled to the Abroholos Island a few times. Defintely a good read for teenagers.
Mar 07, 2010 Kandy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: i-own
I read it when I was 12 - one I would definately read again!
AND am going to have to hunt down a copy!
Jul 22, 2007 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves children's lit
Shelves: favorites, ya
A great young adult book, teaching about responsibility and relationships. With a healthy bit of adventure.
Dec 04, 2007 Shannon rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 6th graders
my favorite book in 6th grade.... i mean FAVORITE!
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Deborah Lisson is a well-known author of young adult fiction, living in Banbury, Australia. Her passion for the story of Red Hugh led her to research this book in Ireland. Her novel The Devil's Own won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children’s Fiction and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1991; her book, A Place of Safety, won the Wes ...more
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