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Ned is a teenager with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian bushrangers. He is also autistic. Erin is a sixteen-year-old trouble-magnet trying to make a fresh start in a new town. Ned never speaks. Erin rarely stops – and when she stands up to a bully the consequences are catastrophic. Now Ned’s on the run, branded ‘disturbed and dangerous’ by the police. For justice t ...more
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Published 2008 by Louis Braille Audio (first published September 1st 2007)
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Sharon Marchingo
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Game as Ned
By Tim Pegler
Game as Ned by Tim Pegler is a short and powerful read that gives an insight into the world of a boy who suffers with Asperger’s Syndrome. Ned is a teenager who has spent years in primary school and eventually finds himself working in a disability service (think Sandhurst Centre in Bendigo) assisting the coordinator with maintenance tasks. Ned has a fascination for bushrangers and sadly lost the power of speech as a child. His father died in Vietnam and his mother simply
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Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I looked for Ned Kelly books in my school library the database came up with Tim Pegler’s Game as Ned. Whilst not a book about Ned Kelly, Pegler takes parts of Ned’s story (and other bushrangers) and parallels them with the story of an autistic teenage boy called Ned and a 16 year old girl called Erin. With themes of vulnerability, difference, bullying, autism, justice, friendship and empathy, it is a novel that can be delved into on many levels. The fact that Erin is not believed by the pol ...more
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I enjoyed this quirky, yet authentic, coming-of-age novel.
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I love when i stumble upon a truly fantastic book like this!
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Tim Pegler is a Melbourne-based journalist and YA fiction author. His novels to date are strongly influenced by his time covering crime and social inequity issues as a journalist.

Tim's first novel, Game as Ned, was a Children's Book Council of Australia notable book in 2008. Five Parts Dead was released to critical acclaim in 2010.
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