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The Jammer
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Set against the backdrop of roller derby, The Jammer is a poignant story of broken bones and healing hearts from one of Australia’s most popular middle-grade authors, Nova Weetman.

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Overview

Fred has moved around her whole life, one small town after another, and never minded starting over. She’s always had her mum, her dad, and her love of roller derby. On the track she’s Fred or Dead, the star jammer, a gun at smashing through a line of bodies and scoring for her team.

But Fred’s life has fallen apart, and now she can’t imagine ever putting her skates on again.

On a road trip to Melbourne with her dad, Fred meets a bunch of people who think they know what’s best for her. And although Fred tries to avoid it, roller derby has a way of barging back into her life. A true jammer could push through anything, but Fred doesn’t know who she is anymore.

What do you do when the thing that could save you is the thing that hurts the most?

This moving story of broken bones and healing hearts is a must-read for Nova Weetman’s fans and will find her many new ones.

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Nova Weetman

Nova Weetman

Nova Weetman lives in Melbourne with her family. She has written for TV and is the author of many middle grade and young adult novels. The Secrets We Keep was shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize, the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards and the ABIA Awards. The sequel, The Secrets We Share, was a 2018 CBCA Notable Book and won the KROC Kids Reading Oz Choice Awards, NT – Best Fiction for Years 7 to 9. It was also shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Nova’s middle grade novel Sick Bay was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the ABIA Awards. In 2022, The Edge of Thirteen won the ABIAs Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year and was a CBCA Notable Book: Younger Readers. In 2023, The Jammer was shortlisted for the ABIAs Book of the Year for Older Children.