Thrill Seekers

Series: Raven Books
Interest Age: 13 - 18 Years Old
Reading Age: 12 - 13 Years Old
Published: 29 November 2018
AR Book Level: UY 4.3
Lexile Level: 725
Pages: 280pp
Words: 39308 words
Paperback (format)
ISBN: 9781785916755

Availability: In stock



The Oxley Creek Boys are thrill seekers; young, invincible and willing to risk everything to feel alive. Drink, drugs, sex - it's all theirs for the taking. But things change. Brian's dad is dead and his little brother Douggie has started hearing voices. When the thrill is gone, is there nowhere left to go, no direction home?

Set in Brisbane, and told as a series of skilfully linked short first-person narratives, this fast-moving and gripping story deals with teenage issues and tough topics.

'Shaw's spotlight-sharp portrait of teenagers growing up fast and loose, dazed and confused in 1980's Brisbane is so real it hurts' - New South Wales Primary Literacy Award

'Edwina's story sparkles like a diamond which can nevertheless cut very deeply indeed. Thrill Seekers is a memorable and thrilling debut' - Veny Armanno


"Thrill Seekers was touching. It was deep. It was mature and it was poignant. It had a very good and meaningful plot. I would be interested in reading other books in the series."

Faith Mutyiri, Holy Road High