Author(s): Wendy Catran
DoP 2008 This story is divided into three parts and traces Teresa's life in the army. Partly set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Teresa is abducted and in return for her safety she must talk to the charismatic leader of a terrorist group, for the first time she understands the Moslem side of the story. She questions the values of the Western one-way morality system and turns her back on the army way of life.
New Zealand author Ken Catran has published over twenty Young Adult novels, has been a finalistseven times in the NZ 'Best Teenage Fiction' awards, and his books have been published in theUS,theUK andGermany. His previous Young Adult books for Lothian are Golden Prince, (shortlisted for the 2000 NZ Post Awards and a CBCA Notable Book in 1999); Talking to Blue and the sequels, Blue Murder (winner of the 2002 Ned Kelly Award for junior crime fiction) and Blue Blood; Tomorrow theDark and Voyage with Jason, which won the NZ Post and Best Teenage Fiction awards in 2001; Odysseus; Jacko Moran, Sniper, which won the Esther Glen Award in New Zealand; Robert Moran,Private, shortlisted for the Post Awards, and Jimmy Moran, Regular. His Takeaways are Fries, Artists AreCrazy and Other Stories, and Black Ships Ablaze; and he wrote Road Kill and Dawn Hawk in the Crime Waves series.