What will it take to make the council say yes to a skatepark? Will it take a tragedy to bring the town together? Zac and Corey are best mates. They skate in deserted carparks, along the streets, wherever they can. It's so unfair that they're always getting in trouble for it. It's not as if there's anywhere else to skate. Good girl Lauren Saxelby's been hanging around, filming the skaters for some competition she wants to enter. Suddenly everyone's keen to use the video to convince the council to build a skate park. As if that would work! But Corey's been sucked in to the campaign, and he's hanging around Lauren far too much for Zac's liking. She'll never go out with Corey. He's a Matthews, so he's automatically a criminal - at least according to the gossips. Zac's not ready for what's about to happen. Sometimes you just have to let things wallop you in the guts, then find a way to get up again.
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Author Biography - Debra Oswald
Debra Oswald is a writer for stage, television and fiction. She is co-creator and head writer of the successful TV series Offspring which recently finished its fifth season. Debra won the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Award for the Offspring tele-movie script and the 2014 AACTA for Best TV Screenplay for the final episode of series 4. Her other television credits include award-winning episodes of Police Rescue, Palace of Dreams, The Secret Life of Us, Sweet and Sour and Banana in Pyjamas. Debra's stage plays have been produced around Australia. Gary's House, Sweet Road and The Peach Season were all shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award and Dags has had many productions. Gary's House has been performed in translation in Denmark and Japan. Mr Bailey's Minder was produced in Philadelphia in 2008. Debra has written three plays for young audiences - Skate, Stories in the Dark (NSW Premier's Play Award in 2008) and House on Fire. She is the author of three 'Aussie Bite' books and six novels for teenage readers.