Publisher's synopsis

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas.

They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life.

The girls are inseparable until Nona moves away at the age of nine. By the time she returns, they’re in Year 10 and things have changed. Rosie prefers to hang out in the nearby mining town, where she goes to school with the glamorous Selena and her gorgeous older brother, Nick.

When a political announcement highlights divisions between the Aboriginal community and the mining town, Rosie is put in a difficult position: will she have to choose between her first love and her oldest friend?

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  • Winner, Book of the Year: 2016 NT Literary Awards
  • Highly commended by the judges of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Writing for Young Adults: “Clare Atkins’s first novel is a fresh exploration of communication and complication between indigenous and non-indigenous young people.”
  • Longlisted, 2015 Inky Awards
  • Honour Book, 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year for Older Reader
  • Shortlisted, 2016 Territory Read Award

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