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Book Title: Dare Truth or Promise|
The author of the book: Paula Boock
Edition: Houghton Mifflin
Date of issue: March 2nd 2009
ISBN 13: 9780547347844
Format files: PDF
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When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of-acceptance, faith, and identity-are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance.
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Read information about the authorPaula Boock began writing when she was seven. 'There was this story of four brothers who were surprisingly like my four brothers... I illustrated the book as well — the characters looked sort of like the Beatles.'
'I've always been affected by books. As the youngest in a large, boisterous family, I developed early the ability to work — write even — amidst a racket. The library — school and public — was where I found most of my books. I went through all the crazes: Secret Seven, Famous Five, horsey books, detective novels, sci-fi... you name it.'
Paula began by writing plays and short stories, but it wasn't until she began working in publishing that she thought of writing a young adult novel. Her first novel, Out Walked Mel, won the AIM Best First Book Award and was a finalist for the Esther Glen Medal, a library award she won two years later for her novel Sasscat to Win. She was the 1994 Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education where she wrote her third book, Home Run, a finalist in the 1996 AIM Senior Fiction Award, and began Dare Truth or Promise. This last novel sold worldwide, won the 1998 NZ Post Children's Book of the Year award, and was shortlisted for a Lambda Award in the United States.
Paula's recent work includes an adult novel, scriptwriting 'The Strip' and more young adult fiction titles. She enjoys the film and television genre, but finds that teenage characters 'still tend to sneak into my work and take over.' Paula lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.
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