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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Protected
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'A compulsively readable novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky So Heavy.

'The worst thing that could happen would be for my life to go back to how it was before Katie died.

'Hannah's world has imploded, all thanks to her older sister Katie. Her mum is depressed, her dad's injured and she has to go to compulsory therapy sessions. Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn't afraid anymore. Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her? Or does it run deeper than that?

'In a family torn apart by guilt, one girl's struggle to come to terms with years of harassment shows how deep previous scars can run.

'The Protected is an honest and searing portrayal of loss and grief that conveys the repercussions of bullying to the modern-day teenager.' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: For Marcella

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Naperville, Illinois,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Sourcebooks ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 276p.p.
      ISBN: 9781492652137

Works about this Work

John Marsden's Comments About Bullying Are Downright Dangerous - Young Adult Fiction Writers Should Know Better Claire Zorn , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;
Young adult fiction author, Clair Zorn, comments on an interview with John Marsden about his publication The Art of Growing Up, the impact of bullying on teenagers and the responsibility of authors to their readers.
Stories Giving Voice : Young Adult Illness Fictions Pam Harvey , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , November vol. 8 no. 2 2018;

'In 1994, Lucy Grealy published Autobiography of a Face (Grealy 2003: 3; First Perennial edition), her memoir about childhood cancer and the resulting facial disfigurement she endured for the rest of her life. Her intention in writing it, stated her friend and fellow writer Anne Patchett, was not to be an inspiration to others who had suffered terrible illness but to have produced something of literary merit (Patchett 2003: 230). Nonetheless, Autobiography of a Face was received with much acclaim not only for its lyricism, but also for the in-depth way it explored notions of identity and self within the illness experience (DasGupta 2007; Mojtabai 1994; Zbar 1995).' (Introduction)

Protected by Claire Zorn Sarah Berman , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , January / February vol. 94 no. 1 2018; (p. 91)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel
The Protected by Claire Zorn Bec Kavanagh , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 66)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel
Children’s Books a Healing Tool Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 October 2014; (p. 16)
Review : The Protected Jenny Gorman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 45)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel
Young Adult Fiction Joy Lawn , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel ; Are You Seeing Me? Darren Groth , 2014 single work novel
The Protected by Claire Zorn Bec Kavanagh , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 66)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel
Protected by Claire Zorn Sarah Berman , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , January / February vol. 94 no. 1 2018; (p. 91)

— Review of The Protected Claire Zorn , 2014 single work novel
Youth Book Market Soars As Adults Look for a Literary Lift Jennifer Dougherty , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 October 2014; (p. 15)
Children’s Books a Healing Tool Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 October 2014; (p. 16)
Stories Giving Voice : Young Adult Illness Fictions Pam Harvey , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , November vol. 8 no. 2 2018;

'In 1994, Lucy Grealy published Autobiography of a Face (Grealy 2003: 3; First Perennial edition), her memoir about childhood cancer and the resulting facial disfigurement she endured for the rest of her life. Her intention in writing it, stated her friend and fellow writer Anne Patchett, was not to be an inspiration to others who had suffered terrible illness but to have produced something of literary merit (Patchett 2003: 230). Nonetheless, Autobiography of a Face was received with much acclaim not only for its lyricism, but also for the in-depth way it explored notions of identity and self within the illness experience (DasGupta 2007; Mojtabai 1994; Zbar 1995).' (Introduction)

John Marsden's Comments About Bullying Are Downright Dangerous - Young Adult Fiction Writers Should Know Better Claire Zorn , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;
Young adult fiction author, Clair Zorn, comments on an interview with John Marsden about his publication The Art of Growing Up, the impact of bullying on teenagers and the responsibility of authors to their readers.
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