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AJ Betts

In the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s there was a flurry of what were called ‘single issue’ or ‘problem’ novels for teenagers. The books focused on problems or issues that ...

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AJ 200A.J. Betts is a Perth-based author, teacher, and public speaker. Her published works include ShutterSpeed (2008), Wavelength (2010), and Zac and Mia (2013) which won the Text Prize for young Adult and Child ...

‘There’s a fine line … between fear and desire’ muses Shutterspeed’s adolescent protagonist, Dustin. His may not be a novel revelation but A.J. Betts provides an intriguing study of obsession and its disastrous results through a narrative set on this tremulous boundary.

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