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Half My Life

Book Author
Noonan, Diana
OneTree House
198 x 130mm
Publication Date
March 2020
Rights Available
World excl ANZ and the Pacific Islands
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About the Book

Sixteen-year-old Katie Papahadjis has no idea why her boyfriend loves her, or why she pays attention to the taunting ‘voice’ in her head. In her home above her parents’ Greek take-away shop in Newtown, Wellington, Katie’s brooding, unapproachable father may offer some clues, but he refuses to talk about the Greek village where he grew up, or the grandmother she has never met. It is not until Katie is forced to travel to Greece with her parents, that family secrets begin to surface, and she discovers there is a complex, missing piece to her deeply troubled life.

About the Author

Diana Noonan has published over 100 titles for children, from young adult novels to picture books for learner readers. She has also written for radio, television and film and was writer in residence at the Dunedin College of Education in 1993. Noonan has won several national awards and has had four titles shortlisted for New Zealand children’s literature prizes. She is best known for the award-winning picture book The Best-Loved Bear which won the 1995 Aim Children’s Book Award for Best Picture Book.