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Tristan Bancks


Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks is a children's and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include Two Wolves (recognised as an Honour Book in the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, as well as winner of the YABBA and KOALA Children's Choice Awards), the My Life series (weird-funny-gross short stories featuring Tom Weekly) and Mac Slater, Coolhunter. His short films as writer and director have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. Tristan is excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create.

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Released the same day as the standard print edition
Written by:
Tristan Bancks 
Read by:
Tristan Bancks 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
4 hours 31 minutes 
September 17 2019 
Available Date:
September 17 2019 
Age Category:
Children (8+) 
Fiction; Adventure; Children's Fiction 
Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia 
Bolinda price
AUD$ 24.95
AUD$ 24.95

Bestselling author

Shortlisted Australian Book Industry Award / Book of the Year for Older Children 2020

A daring escape. A school lockdown. A thrilling chase. What would you risk to save a life?

Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block. What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run? THIS MOMENT, THESE DECISIONS, WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF THEIR LIVES.

'Tense and taut, Detention will have you on the run, minute by minute, with Sima and Dan, making you ask: What would I do if this were me?'
Clare Atkins, author of Between Us

'Utterly believable. Felt like I was holding my breath from start to finish. Bancks champions the strength and decency of young people caught up in a harsh world not of their making.'
Mark Smith, author of The Road to Winter