Sleep Rough Tonight by Ian Bone

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Alex's class-clown antics make him a target for bullies, but he's never been afraid until now. The Jockey, the older boy Alex inadvertently betrayed to the police, is back from juvenile detention. But the Jockey seems to want to resume their friendship and to teach Alex real toughness. So Alex agrees to "sleep rough" with the Jockey, surviving the dangerous city streets with only his wits, to prove himself. As the night unfolds, Alex finds that the Jockey isn't interested in teaching him at all-he wants revenge. Alex's frightening ordeal will have thriller fans on the edge of their seats.

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Ian Bone is the author of over twenty-five books, which have been commended and shortlisted in numerous awards, including the NSW Premier's Award, the Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction (twice) and the Family Awards for Children's Literature. He has nine titles that have been included in the Notable Books list by the Children's Book Council of Australia, including Sleep Rough Tonight, published in 2004. His novel The Song of an Innocent Bystander was shortlisted for the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, was nominated for inclusion on the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults list, and is being adapted by a major Australian film director into a feature film. Love Cuts, Ian's most recent novel, was published in 2006. Ian's work is published in the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany and Korea. A graduate of the Australian Film and Television School, he has made many award-winning TV programs, and creates online educational programs and e-learning for tertiary students in his spare time! He is married with three children, and lives in Adelaide.
Published January 1, 2004 by Penguin. 204 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sporting with the seniors and getting your head dunked in the toilet is mere child’s play compared to the damage Jockey, returning from jail, can do.

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