The Wonder Club: Detention

Friday 02 August 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Register until 02 August 2019 4:00 PM

Join Tristan Bancks as he discusses his latest middle reader 'Detention' with the Wonder Club - our book club for 10-13 year olds. Genevieve Kruyssen will be in-conversation with Tristan Bancks. Feel free to come along - whether you're a Wonder Club member or a fan of Tristan.

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About Detention:

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? 


About Tristan

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. It also won the YABBA and KOALA Children’s Choice Awards, as did his latest thriller, The Fall, a CBCA Notable book. Detention, a gripping new novel about a daring escape and a lockdown in a school, is out July 2019.

Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create.