Out of This Place
Out of This Place
Out of This Place
Emma Cameron
A powerful novel in verse captures the voices of three teens as they struggle against hardscrabble realities — and move toward their dreams.Luke spends his days hanging out at the beach, working shifts at the local supermarket, and trying to stay out of trouble at school. His mate Bongo gets wasted, blocking out memories of the little brother that social services took away from his addict mom and avoiding the stepdad who hits him. And Casey, the girl they both love, longs to get away from her strict, controlling father and start anew in a place where she can be free. But even after they each find a way to move on and lead very different lives, can they outrun their family stories — and will they ever be able to come together again? Set in Australia and narrated in alternating points of view, here is an affecting look at the evolving lives of three friends from talented new author Emma Cameron.

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Genre: 

  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Set in Australia, Out of This Place is the story of three friends who just want to get out of their respective situations and set out on their own adult paths. 

Luke has an average family, plays sports, and has a job. What he doesn't have is a plan for his future. He struggles to make important decisions about his schooling and career, and stresses over the predicaments of his two best friends.

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