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Saturday 30 May 2020

Giveaway: Sally Murphy's Worse Things

From the award-winning author of Pearl Verses the World and Toppling comes a story about connections, the ways they are made and what happens when they are lost or illusive.

When you’re part of the team the sideline is a place of refuge of rest of reprieve. But when you’re out of the team the sideline changes. Suddenly it’s the loneliest place of them all. After a devastating football injury, Blake struggles to cope with life on the sideline. Jolene, a gifted but conflicted hockey player, wants nothing more than for her dad to come home. And soccer-loving refugee, Amed, wants to belong. On the surface, it seems they have nothing in common. Except sport.

Kids' Book Review review coming Tuesday 9  June. Don't miss it!

This touching new inspirational junior fiction story about the things that bind us all by Sally Murphy and illustrated by Sarah Davis, is up for grabs thanks to the kind people of Walker Books Australia. Here's how to enter!

In Worse Things, team sport is used as a key way the main characters find connection. In 25 words or less, what is your favourite sporting memory?

Email your answer along with your name and postal address to dimity. The response we like best will win a copy of each of Sally's new releases. Competition is open to anyone, worldwide, so long as they have an Australian postal address for delivery of the books. Please note, we cannot deliver to PO Boxes. Entries without a name and street address will be ineligible. Winners will be announced right here on our website on 8 June 2020.

Competition runs from 5.00 am 30 May 2020 to 5 pm 6 June 2020. Adults can enter for those aged 17 and under. This is a game of skill, not chance. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.