The Protected by Claire Zorn

The Protected by Claire Zorn

The Protected

by Claire Zorn

University of Queensland Press, $19.95 pb, 254 pp, 9780702250194

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne based freelance writer, reviewer and young adult education specialist. Bec has worked on specialist

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Following the success of her first novel, Claire Zorn displays her remarkable talent again in The Protected. Although the books are vastly different (The Sky So Heavy [2013] is a futuristic survival thriller, while The Protected is a coming-of-age story coloured by grief), thematically they have many similarities. Zorn is adept at exploring the challenges and complexities of growing up, and the fallibility of adults.

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Published in December 2014, no. 367

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