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Watermark free pdf The first volume in Penelope Todd's award-winning Watermark thriller trilogy for young adult readers. 'Hey, Zillah. A dare: come to Roimata. Be spare. Bring: the less the better. Be staunch. Be alive. Be there ..'. Imagine getting a letter like the one they sent me. Wait, delete that. Don't imagine it ...Just cut it up, okay? Big scissors. Chop, chop, chop. Eighteen-year-old city girl, Zillah, just finished school, pushes fear aside and 'jumps track'. She abandons her safe summer holiday plans, and takes the train to the wild West Coast. Her destination: an empty stack on a dangerous tidal river. Here she meets the authors of the letter, Joss and Hep - a mysterious brother and sister who seem to belong to another more primative world. Together, they wield a power over Zillah that she barely understands. Disturbing events begin to cluster around them and even the elements appear to be turning against Zillah. A powerful and compelling story by an award-winning writer about one young woman's awakening to questions of life, death and her own reason for being.

About Penelope Todd

Penelope Todd is a fiction writer for adults, children and young adults, and a memoirist. Her first book, Three's a Crowd, was a finalist in the junior fiction category of the 2000 New Zealand Post Children's and Young Adults Book Awards. Watermark was shortlisted in 2004, its standalone sequel, Dark, was shortlisted in 2005, and Zillah, the exquisite conclusion to the Watermark trilogy, was a finalist in the 2008 NZ Post Book Awards In 2005 her science fiction novel Box received a White Raven Award in Munich for outstanding children's literature. Other fiction for children and young adults include: Peri (2001)- Boy Next Door (2002)- All of her novels have been listed as Storylines 'Notable Books'. A novel for adults, Island, was published in 2010. Her memoir Digging for Spain: A Writer's Journey, written while at a writer's residence just outside Barcelona, interweaves her experiences there, and growth as a writer, with reflections on her midlife transition as a mother and an individual and on the challenges of faith. She was Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education in 2001, travelled to Spain to write, held an international writers' residency at Ch teau de Lavigny in Switzerland, and in 2007 participated in the International Writers' Program in Iowa, a three-month residency offered by Creative New Zealand. In August 2009, assisted by a CNZ grant, she travelled to Argentina in order to complete the writing, translation and adaptation of a bilingual novel, Amigas, with Argentinean writer Elena Bossi. Born in Christchurch, she trained there as a nurse, and had three (now adult) children before spending two decades in Otago, mostly in Dunedin. Also an editor, Penelope is the publisher at Rosa Mira Books, New Zealand's first independent eBook publisher. She currently lives itinerantly with her husband, Raymond Huber. See more at www.penelopetodd.co.nz and www.rosamirabooks.com. Of Amigas, Emma Neale writes: 'There is resonant, evocative work here that leaves a long emotional contrail in the reader.' The Otago Daily Times called Watermark 'A very rewarding novel. There are some standout passages ... which virtually electrify the page. A novel which combines the wonder of the child with the self-confidence of adulthood.' The Dominion Post pronounced it 'a winner a an eloquent, well crafted talea'. The sequel, Dark, was declared 'a very interesting and beautifully written story' (The Pulse) and 'an accomplished piece of work' (Reading Time). Around the Bookshops described the eagerly anticipated conclusion to the trilogy, Zillah, 'a carefully crafted and thoughtful book which one reads with admiration', while the Otago Daily Times called it' a beautiful story in which all who love reading will delight', and Reading Time: 'beautifully crafted, this evocative novel lingers in the mind'. Reviewing Peri for New Zealand Books, Susan Paris wrote: 'A unique approach for young adult writing- lifting it out of the ordinary a Todd has a quick, lean writing style a There's wit and plenty of energy.' Linda Niccol, writing in NZ Writers' Ezine, said of Digging to Spain: 'I envied her clarity of thought and her fine prose ... a vivid and compelling portrait of a complex and deep thinking writer.' Doyen of New Zealand publishing Graham Beattie called it 'a a heartfelt and inspiring story' while the reviewer in New Zealand Books concluded 'a at no point in this reflective, courageously written memoir did I want to stop reading'. Box was described as 'a riveting novel' (School Life) and a 'gripping story' (Good Reading).

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Author : Penelope Todd
Publisher : Random House New Zealand Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 2012
ISBN : 1775532496
EAN : 9781775532491
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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