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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Promise Me Happy
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'I don’t know if it’s possible for people to change, not really. The way you’re made up, the important stuff, I reckon you’re born with that . . . when it matters, when it really matters, we are who we are.

'Nate’s had it tough. An abusive father. His mother dead. He’s done things he regrets.

'But he’s never met anyone like Gem. She’s a tiny piece of wonderful and she’ll change everything he knows about himself. Is this the beginning of happiness? Or is there more hardship around the corner?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2019 .
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      Extent: 192p.p.
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      • Published 7 May 2019.

      ISBN: 9780143796442, 9781760147129

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Trust and Strength Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 September 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of Promise Me Happy Robert Newton , 2019 single work novel ; Detention Tristan Bancks , 2019 single work novel ; As Happy as Here Jane Godwin , 2019 single work novel ; Sensitive Allayne L. Webster , 2019 single work children's fiction ; My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel

'Vulnerable teens face illness, life with absent, careless or abusive families, and even incarceration. Despite such hardships, most of the characters in the five Australian young adult novels under review­ here today choose to trust others. They cultivate­ kindness and hope, traits that help them grow up braver and stronger.' (Introduction)

Trust and Strength Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 September 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of Promise Me Happy Robert Newton , 2019 single work novel ; Detention Tristan Bancks , 2019 single work novel ; As Happy as Here Jane Godwin , 2019 single work novel ; Sensitive Allayne L. Webster , 2019 single work children's fiction ; My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel

'Vulnerable teens face illness, life with absent, careless or abusive families, and even incarceration. Despite such hardships, most of the characters in the five Australian young adult novels under review­ here today choose to trust others. They cultivate­ kindness and hope, traits that help them grow up braver and stronger.' (Introduction)

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