Between Us by Clare Atkins | Black Inc.
Between Us

Between Us

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Awards for Between Us

  • Shortlisted, Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2018

About the author

Clare Atkins

Clare Atkins has worked as a scriptwriter for many successful television series including All Saints, Home and Away, Winners and Losers and Wonderland. Nona and Me is her first book, which she wrote while living in Arnhem …

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Praise for Between Us

‘An urgent, compelling and transcendent love story for our times.’ —Alice Pung

‘I want everyone to read this book right now.’ —Fiona Wood


‘A beautiful, raw and timely book.’ —Melina Marchetta

‘This is a story about internal lives, feelings and relationships, and the things we can and can’t control. It is realistic and charming, tackling some big issues with compassion and insight.’ —Books+Publishing

Between Us is an engaging and powerful book that delivers a heartfelt and emotionally captivating story. Its depiction of detention centre life serves as a wake-up call for an issue that will remain relevant for quite some time.  — Joe Murray, The Readings Teen Advisory Board

‘I’ve just finished Clare Atkin’s Between Us and I have no words. I could not have been prepared for the emotions it dragged me through – emotions so strong because they are rooted in issues that affect thousands of innocent people.’ —Kirrily Ireland, The Readings Teen Advisory Board


Teachers' Resources


Displacement, trauma, grief, loss, identity.

Reading age

Suitable for middle and senior secondary.


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