Getting Air

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Random House Australia, Jul 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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What will it take to make the council say yes to a skatepark? Will it take a tragedy to bring the town together? Zac and Corey are best mates. They skate in deserted carparks, along the streets, wherever they can. It's so unfair that they're always getting in trouble for it. It's not as if there's anywhere else to skate. Good girl Lauren Saxelby's been hanging around, filming the skaters for some competition she wants to enter. Suddenly everyone's keen to use the video to convince the council to build a skate park. As if that would work! But Corey's been sucked in to the campaign, and he's hanging around Lauren far too much for Zac's liking. She'll never go out with Corey. He's a Matthews, so he's automatically a criminal - at least according to the gossips. Zac's not ready for what's about to happen. Sometimes you just have to let things wallop you in the guts, then find a way to get up again.

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User Review  - JB Thomas - Goodreads

I am reading this book with my Year 9 class. I like the use of language and the way that the author has established tension in the first chapter. It looks like it will be a very accessible book for this year group. Hooray! Read full review

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User Review  - Natsu Dragneel - Goodreads

Okay i didn't like it that much but i was made to read it for a class project. It is about people who want a skate park in a town and so on i don't want to spoil it Read full review

About the author (2011)

Debra Oswald is a writer for film, television, stage, radio and children's fiction. Her novels for teenagers include Getting Air and Blue Noise, and her children's novels include The Redback Leftovers, Me and Barry Terrific, The Return of the Baked Bean and The Fifth Quest. Her plays include Gary's House and Sweet Road, which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award. Her best known play, Dags, has been performed in Britain and the United States. In 2008 Stories in the Dark won Best Play in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Debra's television credits include Police Rescue, Palace of Dreams, Bananas in Pyjamas and The Secret Life of Us. She is creator and head writer of the Channel 10 drama series Offspring, for which she won a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2011. Debra lives in Sydney with her husband and two sons.

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