Start by marking “Detention” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Peter is going into middle school as a 6th grader and is confident that he will rule the school as he did with his friend, Drew in 5th grade. . ‎Abstract As European countries bordering the Mediterranean have introduced increasingly harsh measures to stem the flow of irregular migration across their frontiers, Turkey has become one of the main crossroads for flows of migration from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East into Europe. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Sima is separated from her family in the escape and is on the run from local police and federal police. Desperate times require desperate measures. . 1 The expected delivery period after the order has been dispatched via your chosen delivery method. The plot just races along and the individual voices of both characters demand to be heard. Detention (Chinese: 返校; lit. The novel challenges readers to think about the complexities of a world that deems what is ‘moral’ and what is ‘legal’ as being polar opposites. Penguin Books Australia A Penguin Random House Company, 9 audiobooks for the whole family to enjoy, The best new books for high school students, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Tristan Bancks continues his love of the child-on-the-run plotline with 'Detention.' Tristan Bancks signed my copy of Detention with a note hoping it kept me 'turning pages'. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block. This is a simplistic and highly approachable novel but I did end up skim reading occasionally - there are better books out there that deal with this topic, but this one is more approachable than some. Detention is a sci-fi/horror-comedy hybrid with a slasher spin, yet it also is a bit alien invasion and focused on time travel. It outlines the anguish of refugees detained in or near Australia with understanding and compassion. Young readers will enjoy the swiftness and urgency of the storytelling, and it's also a high-stakes introduction to questions of what to do when morality and the law diverge. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. She's been on a long journey just to get to Australia, and now, after 2 years of waiting in a detention centre, she has been told her family will be sent back. It’s a story that won’t be easily forgotten. . To see what your friends thought of this book, I cannot wait to share this with my students, gripping, real, and well written. Or run? The wires are cut one by one. Bancks says he didn't want to tell "the reader how they should feel in every moment. Scenes: Night, School, Caravan, Bus station. Refresh and try again. Just read it! While she was still cutting the cake, I started reading the first few pages of the first chapter and I could stop. Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His most recent book is My Life & Other Stuff Massive Mistakes, a third book of weird-funny-gross, semi-autobiographical short stories. In order to download this book you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Bancks says he didn't want to tell "the reader how they should feel in every moment. I will be highly recommending it to the upper school. The series is about a group of eight troubled 6th grade students from Benedict Arnold Middle School in Oak Forest who continually find themselves in detention. She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. This was what I was expecting in terms of the "issues", but was a much more exciting adventure than expected. He is currently working with producers to develop a number of his books for the screen. 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