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Description - The Crush by Scott Monk

Fifteen-year-old Matthew Cassidy is an up-and-coming rugby league star. The talent scouts are circling him, his school team has reached the finals for the first time ever and he's determined to one day play professional. It's not bad for a down-to-earth guy from the poor side of town who lives with his mum above a fish 'n' chip shop. But despite being the team captain, his prowess and the embarrassing popularity among his mates, Matt really only wants one thing in life - a Dad. All his mates have one, so why can't he? His Mum had fallen pregnant at 14 at a drunken party and never heard from his Dad again. However, the old adage 'Be careful of what you wish for' comes true. Matt receives an anonymous card on his 15th birthday. It's not from his Mum, his grandmother or one of his mates. The only clue is handwriting that matches a dozen letters he accidentally finds in his mother's bedroom - threatening letters about him. Matt tracks down the mysterious writer and discovers he had another grandmother - his paternal grandmother. And that his Dad is alive. His mother has been lying to him for 15 years. And her reason for doing so was to protect him from the truth- that his Dad's in ja

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741660005
ISBN-10: 1741660009
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Scott Monk

Scott Monk is a monster hunter. After a round trip around the universe, he has written Beyond the Knock Knock Door - his first contemporary fantasy novel for children. It chronicles the story of the Bowman triplets who stop squabbling long enough to solve riddles, dodge swashbucklers, fight a ferocious creature, and eat plenty of good stuff that dentists absolutely abhor. Respected for his ability to get even the most reluctant readers to pick up a book, Scott has also written four novels for teenagers, including Boyz'R'Us, Raw, The Crush and The Never Boys. When he isn't busy hunting monsters, he works as a sub-editor for The Australian newspaper or watches his footy team being smashed.

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