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Dymocks Sydney YA Bookmeet

From the author of CBCA-shortlisted Yellow comes a powerful exploration of family and identity set against the humid build-up to the wet season in Darwin.

Seventeen-year-old Iliad Piper is named after war and angry at the world. Growing up with a violent father and abused mother, she doesn’t know how to do relationships, family or friends. A love-hate friendship with Max turns into a prank war, and she nearly destroys her first true friendship with misfit Mia. She takes off her armour for nobody, until she meets Jared, someone who’s as complicated as she is.

‘Megan Jacobson’s The Build-Up Season is a confronting but compelling exploration of domestic violence and the legacies of abuse . . . The story follows rebel teen Iliad during her final year in high school, charting a path through a new relationship that turns violent, and the breaking and rebuilding of family ties . . . It’s perfect for fans of Looking for Alabrandi, and suitable for mature readers aged 15 and up.’ – Books + Publishing

Megan Jacobson grew up in Darwin and the far north coast of NSW. She has a degree in journalism and now works in TV news production at the ABC. Her first novel Yellow was shortlisted in the Older Readers category of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, and longlisted for the 2017 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award (Young Adult).

Please join us for our 26th YA Bookmeet on Saturday, August 5 at 2.30pm. You’ll be able to meet Megan, asks questions & get your books signed!

Please RSVP to [email protected].au



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