Crowley tells the story with a humour and poignancy that is both moving, and unforgettable.
— Judges, Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Fiction


An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be.

Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist.

Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose.

Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it.

Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other.



Short-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award 2011.

Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2011.

Winner for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2011.

Short-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2011.

Winner for APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book 2011.

Winner for Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction 2011.