Girl Running, Boy Falling

Do you ever look at the sky and think that’s where we belong? Like maybe the world is the wrong way around and we’re meant to be up there, floating?

Girl Running, Boy Falling is a raw read about a girl and boy – who are beautifully flawed.

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Sixteen-year-old Therese lives in a small town on a small island. Her Aunt Kath calls her Tiger. Her friends call her Resey. The boy she loves calls her Champ. She’s a lot of different things for a lot of different people.

Therese has always had her feet on the ground. She’s running through high school, but someone in her life is about to fall …

And when he does, her perfect world falls with him. For the first time in her life, Therese can’t stand being on the ground.

Kate Gordon’s first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue – a young Adult novel about travel, love, self-acceptance and letting go – was published in the Girlfriend series by Allen and Unwin in 2010. She’s also written Thyla (Random House Australia), Vulpi, the sequel to Thyla (Random House Australia), Writing Clementine (Allen and Unwin) and Twenty-five Memories of Viggo MacDuff (Odyssey Books). In 2018, Kate was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript.

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