Frankie: A Novel

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Shivaun Plozza’s debut novel, Frankie, is a genre-hopping, darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself, and falling in love

Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances.

When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes, a criminal record, and secrets of his own.

Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything.

“Frankie's a great, gutsy character, full of heart.” —Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta, author of The Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca

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About the author

Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning Children’s and YA writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Frankie, was a CBCA Notable Book, shortlisted for the Inky Awards, Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and won the YA category of the Davitt Awards. Her second novel is Tin Heart, which Jennifer Niven called “swoon-worthy, moving, deep, and funny.” When she’s not writing, Shivaun works as an editor and manuscript assessor. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Publisher
Flatiron Books
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Published on
Nov 7, 2017
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781250143013
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Young Adult Fiction / Law & Crime
Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / Australia & Oceania
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