‘I have questions I’ve never asked. Worries I’ve never shared. Thoughts that circle and collide and die screaming because they never make it outside my head. Stuff like that, if you let it go—it’s a survival risk.’

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things—how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick.

Nate hangs out at the local youth centre and fills his notebooks with things he can’t say. But when some of his pages are stolen, and his words are graffitied at the centre, Nate realises he has allies. He might be able to make a difference, change his life, and claim his future. Or can he?

This Is How We Change the Ending is raw and real, funny and heartbreaking—a story about what it takes to fight back when you’re not a hero.

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Don’t they know if I’m watching a video about a senior dog being saved hours before being euthanised and they cut to an ad for L’Oréal or somesuch, I experience furious loathing of the brand rather than a compulsion to buy its products. Sheesh I just wanna see the old dog happy.
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Congrats to all writers, illustrators and publishers. 🥂 https://t.co/67JohZ0WPm
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@anthonyeaton So lovely to hear about the good things. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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@Jamesfoleybooks I’ve wondered the same thing. Reading leaves images imprinted on my mind. I can re-read a book and recall the same or similar image even years later, but just now I’ve tried to picture an apple and I couldn’t do it. Maybe there are levels of immersion or something.
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@elliemarney Love this thread. But I so want to add my latest ‘quilt’ took four years and cost me around $80k. 😬
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@kmjgardiner That’s fabulous, Kelly! Congrats! xx
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@readingkate @AusIndieBooks Congrats to you, dear Kate! 👏🏼🍾😘
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@EmilyGale So glad you’re okay, Em. xx

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