Hero doesn't feel like a hero, but sometimes she feels as if the universe is asking her to be one.
When Aria, a mysterious boy who never EVER speaks, starts at school and is picked on by His Royal Thug-ness Doofus (Rufus), Hero and her bestie Jaz feel compelled to help. But they're far too chicken to actually do anything heroic, so they befriend Aria and try to uncover the truth about him.
This is the story of a 12-year-old refugee who's trying to establish a new life in Australia, grapple with his past and, most importantly, find his voice.
'Cos, boy, does he have a story to tell.
WINNER OF THE ABDA BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2023 BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN'S FICTION COVER
CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR NOTABLE 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS
SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS CHILDREN'S PRIZE 2023
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CHILDREN'S PEACE LITERATURE AWARD 2023
Author: Maryam Master
Imprint: Pan Australia
Publication Date: 26 Jul 2022