Publisher's synopsis

When Avalon moves to the city her life is turned upside down. Starting at a new high school, she finds herself at the centre of a brutal cyber-bullying campaign. She is inundated with obscene text messages, and subject to increasingly vicious website postings, as things spiral out of control. Miserable and isolated, Avalon relies on a small group of new friends. But as the threats escalate, is anyone safe?

Praise for the book:

‘… absorbing and useful.’ Weekend Australian

‘This novel provides an empowering read for teenagers and a learning experience for parents …’ Perth Woman

‘This very powerful novel … could be used as a catalyst for discussion … a moving story.’ Fiction Focus

‘McCaffrey has caught teen-speak accurately … reading Destroying Avalon may allow both victim and perpetrator to see themselves more clearly.’ Reading Time


  • Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature (Highly Commended 2007)
  • Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 2007)
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2007)
  • West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Winner 2007)