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Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed wire fences and a political wilderness between themAnahita is passionate curious and determined She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school On weekdays during school hours she can be a ‘regular. Jonathan Do is the biracial son of an Australian mother and Vietnamese immigrant single father living within the parched landscape of Darwin in the Northern Territory Jonathan disinterested in his education and preferring intoxication rather than accountability choosing to isolate himself from his estranged mother living in Sydney The relationship Jonathan shares with his father is distant and impersonal preferring the company of Minh Dzoung's sister After the collapse of his relationship with girlfriend Priya Jonathan became increasingly depressed his father now concerned is the cause of Jonathan's destructionAnahita Shirdel is an Iranian asylum seeker at Wickham Point Detention Centre previously located on Nauru and Manus Island Wickham Point is a fortress to asylum seekers from Burma Afghanistan Iran Vietnam and New Zealand pregnant women and children have been transported to Darwin without their partners the Australian Human Rights Commission convicting the centre as inhumane ignored by the Australian government Anahita's mother is pregnant to partner Abdul who remains on Manus Island transported to the mainland after being diagnosed with preeclampsia along with Abdul's son three year old Arash Anahita is a beautiful young woman gentle and compassionate The devastating conditions experienced in Iran have left Anahita traumatised overwhelmed by nightly terrors Australia offered an opportunity of freedom and safety now left behind the cyclone fence and kept in oppressive inhumane conditionsDzoung Do is a guard at the regimented detention compound his narrative often confronting and intolerant Dzoung is a Vietnamese immigrant sponsored by his sister Minh to journey to Australia marrying an Australian citizen and forgoing his traditional Vietnamese heritage Determined to integrate into western society Dzoung initially facilitates the friendship between Jonathan and Anahita as Anahita begins her education at the local secondary college The guards at the Wickham Point facility are often cruel some regarding those seeking asylum as subhuman Dzoung is an infuriating character judgemental and increasingly without compassion He allowed his own moral compass to be poisoned by the racist bigoted employees at the Wickham Point facilityThe tentative friendship between Jonathan and Anahita is gentle and compassionate Jonathan allowed Anahita to set boundaries within their friendship concerning her personal and cultural principles Although Jonathan continues to experience casual racism Anahita's peers are considerate and courteous Friend Zahra's journey to Australia is indicative of the harrowing journey made by asylum seekers Boarding substandard transport with family members often lost to the treacherous conditionsThe plight of asylum seekers is a precarious discussion for Australians Men women and children journey to Australia in dangerous conditions only to be denied basic human rights They are detained behind cyclone fences in remand compounds on Nauru or Manus Island Those granted refugee status will never be afforded the opportunity of freedom treated inhumanely and exposes vulne

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Between UsAustralian girl’Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation In the past year his mum has walked out he’s been dumped and his sister has moved away Lost and depressed Jono feels as if he’s been left behind with his Vietnamese single father KennyKenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently starte. Trigger warnings refugee story drug abuse alcohol abuse physical violence towards teenage girls and pregnant women death of a parent in the past racial slurs self harm mental healthI've been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about it over a year ago I mean the story of an Iranian teenage girl living in an Australian detention centre and the Vietnamese Australian son of one of her guards who befriends her at school Uh WOW The story is split between Ana Jono and Jono's father Ordinarily I'd be totally against having a parent's perspective in a YA book but here it worked perfectly as Kenny fills the gap between their two worlds I don't think I've ever come across a book before that confronts Australia's bullshit attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers as effectively as this one does The ending was a little abrupt for my liking but on the whole this was wonderful from start to finish

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Between Us Summary ç 100 ☆ Is it possible for two very different teenagers to fall in love despite high barbed wire fences and a political wilderness between themAnahita is passionate curious and determined She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school On weekdays during school hours she can be a ‘regular AusD work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school but uickly comes to regret this spiraling into suspicion and mistrust Who is this girl really What is her story Is she a genuine refugee or a ueue jumper As Jono and Anahita grow closer Kenny starts snooping behind the scen. I walk to the gatecarryingmy heartin my handsCan't anyone see ithaemorrhagingin my palmsCan't they seethe bloodtrailing meon the groundApart from currently haemorrhaging all over the place I have never read such a true to life ending in a bookAnd I finished 2 days before Book group Wow I'll have to say after book group I'm going whether my teeth are killing me or not off to the dentist tomorrow and I know it'll be horrific