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When her mother dies from a snakebite, Comity's life in the Australian outback changes forever. As her father retreats into his work, Comity turns to Fred, the Aboriginal yard boy, who becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. As Fred becomes his target, events spiral dangerously out of control.

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McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children's authors. --The Bookseller

A clear-sighted, beautifully written examination of racism and courage. --The Metro

Warmly recommended... a fast-paced, quirky, original and unpredictable novel. --School Library Association

This novel about courage, love and tolerance sings with McCaughrean's glorious, new-minted phrase-making... Everything Geraldine McCaughrean touches turns to gold.-The Sunday Times

Geraldine McCaughrean is an awe-inspiring writer with a miraculous talent for bringing to life past times and faraway lands. --The Sunday Telegraph

Superbly constructed and beautifully written. --Newham Bookshop

McCaughrean's writing is glorious... as relevant as ever. --Little Rebels Children's Book Awards Judging Panel

Geraldine McCaughrean writes a superb sentence, and they come thick and fast in The Middle of Nowhere. --Booktrust

Full of phrases, images and ideas that pull you up short, and is a brilliant adventure too. --Books for Keeps

Geraldine McCaughrean's The Middle of Nowhere was a real breath of fresh air - beautifully written and drawing you in to the time and environment with great skill. I loved the characters, too. Geraldine's very good at dialogue - the different voices of the aboriginal boy, the Punjabi camel driver, the young girl, the upright, uptight dad, the horrible army veteran, the snooty relatives in Adelaide - they all ring true. It's also a story with a very contemporary resonance. --Young Quills Historical Fiction Award

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GERALDINE MCCAUGHREAN is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice: first in 1998 with A Pack of Lies and again in 2018 with Where the World Ends. She's won the IBW Book Award 2018, the Whitbread Children's Book Award three times, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award four times, the prestigious U.S. Printz Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She was chosen to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet, which was published to wide critical acclaim. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband John and the lingering shades of all those characters she has invented in her books. Her cottage is under year-round siege from wild birds demanding to be fed. The ducks even knock on the door.

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