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The Devil's Own
The Devil's Own
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
(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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Deborah Lisson...