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A collection of 'beautifully strange' short stories.

A boy helps his sister disguise her birthmark on her first day of school.

A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body.

A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss.

A high school student tries to communicate to his hospitalised brother who is in a vegetative state.

Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear – fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment –showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.

Suggested Age Range: 12yrs +

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That Stubborn Seed of Hope is something beautifully strange in the YA literature market...

- Better Reading Australia - July 2017

A captivating collection of beautifully crafted stories...

- Tanya Grech Welden - Goodreads - July 2017

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A weirdly wonderful, unique and inspired text that tackles very complex and real issues...

- Lara Summerville - Booktopia - August 2017

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Each distinctive work is well crafted, with vivid settings, excellent character development, subtle emotional build up and unexpected twists in the plot....

- Sharon Smith - Reading Time Australia - August 2017

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These are stories that will inspire, confront and demand reflection...

- Mem Capp - Reading Time Australia - July 2017

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Delightfully wicked and curiously satisfying...

- Boomerang Books - July 2017

Compelling, readable, deliciously-written...

- Danielle - Bookity Boo - July 2017

Sharp and to the point, they keep you on the edge of your seat...

- Rob - Lamont Books - July 2017

Inspiring, informing and entertaining...

- Christine Sun - Voices under the sun - July 2017

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a fabulous collection of stories that will appeal to a wide range of people...

- Pat Pledger - Readplus - August 2017

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