Zac & Mia
|Author:||A. J. Betts|
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.
You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.
** Teaching Notes tailored to the Australian Curriculum for English available for download at textpublishing.com.au/resources
awardWinner, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2014
awardWinner, Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, ANZ, 2014
awardWinner, The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, 2012
awardShortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards, Griffith University Young Adult Book Award, 2014
awardShortlisted, West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards, 2015
awardLonglisted, Gold Inky Award, 2014
awardShortlisted, Dioraphte Prize, Netherlands, 2015
awardShortlisted, Buxtehuder Bulle Award, Germany, 2014
A.J. Betts is an author, teacher, speaker and cyclist. Zac & Mia, the winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing, is her third novel for young adults. Her others are ShutterSpeed and Wavelength. She lives in Perth, and writes when she's not pedalling.