Broken

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Broken

By Elizabeth Pulford; Angus Gomes (Illustrator)

Running Press Kids, Paperback, 9780762450046, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Description

Zara has one immediate and urgent goal, and it is to find her brother, Jem. She faces a few complications, though, not the least of which is searching for him in her subconscious while she is in a coma.

Zara's coma has pulled her into the world of Jem's favorite comic-book hero. But no matter how quickly Zara literally draws her own escape, she is taunted deeper into the fantastical darkness by the comic's villain, Morven. All the while she is caught between the present with visits from friends and family in the hospital and the past by flashbacks of a traumatic event long ago forgotten.

The search for her brother may help Zara see the light, but in order to find him, she must face her innermost secrets first. In a multi-layered tale that intertwines comic-book/graphic novel elements with first-person narration, Elizabeth Pulford explores the dimensions of hope, love, loyalty, denial, and truth.



About the Author
Elizabeth Pulford is a writer and three-time finalist for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. Her previous books include "Castlecliff & the Fossil Princess," "Blackthorn's Betrayal," and "Tussock." She lives in Waikouaiti, New Zealand, with her husband.

Angus Gomes is an illustrator who lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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