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The Pause - by John Larkin (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Depression

Author: John Larkin

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 77794057
UPC: 9780857981707
Item Number (DPCI): 247-11-0453
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he's known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there's something in Declan's past that just won't go away, that pokes and scratches at his thoughts when he's at his most vulnerable. Declan feels as if nothing will take away that pain that he has buried deep inside for so long. So he makes the only decision he thinks he has left: the decision to end it all. Or does he? As the train approaches and Declan teeters at the edge of the platform, two versions of his life are revealed. In one, Declan watches as his body is destroyed and the lives of those who loved him unravel. In the other, Declan pauses before he jumps. And this makes all the difference. One moment. One pause. One whole new life.



Book Synopsis



A hard-hitting story about mental health and living with depression and anxiety

I watch the train emerge from the tunnel. It will be quick. It will be efficient. It will be final.

Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he's known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there's something in Declan's past that just won't go away, that pokes and scratches at his thoughts when he's at his most vulnerable. Declan feels as if nothing will take away that pain that he has buried deep inside for so long. So he makes the only decision he thinks he has left: the decision to end it all. Or does he? As the train approaches and Declan teeters at the edge of the platform, two versions of his life are revealed. In one, Declan watches as his body is destroyed and the lives of those who loved him unravel. In the other, Declan pauses before he jumps. And this makes all the difference. One moment. One pause. One whole new life. From author of The Shadow Girl, winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2012 Prize for Writing for Young Adults, comes a breathtaking new novel that will make you reconsider the road you're traveling and the tracks you're leaving behind.



About the Author



John Larkin is the author of Cyber Payne, Ghost Byte, Growing Payne, and The Shadow Girl, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2012 Prize for Writing for Young Adults.
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