Catherine Austen books for young people

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"Her writing cuts straight to the heart."

(The Globe and Mail)


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Can't wait to get to a bookstore or library? You don't have to.

Check out the first chapters of all my novels right here and now to see what you're in for. Just click on a title below to access a .pdf file that you can download or read online. (Then click your "back" button to return to this site.)

cover Read the first chapter of Walking Backward.

Get to know Josh and Sammy as they make their way through a world of grief. For those who like their stories sad. Not without humour, but sad. I'm warning you.

coverRead the first chapter of 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6.

Get to know Becky as she makes her way through a world of awesome friends, first crushes, and annoying older brothers. For those who like their stories funny. And a little bit girly.

coverRead the first chapter of All Good Children.

Get to know Max and Dallas as they make their way through a world of zombified classmates, scary pharmaceuticals, and corporate control. For teens and adults who like their stories creepy, funny, sad and ominous. This award-winner has it all.

coverRead the first chapter of 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6.

Get to know Dave Davidson and his phobic friends as they make their way through a zany world of school dances, public speeches, scary dogs, and the looming possibility of an alien invasion. For those who like their stories laugh-out-loud funny.

Enjoy.

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