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The Line Formation

The Line Formation is a fast-paced sports-action novel; it is a page-turner for mid-teens, particularly boys.

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Ozzie is an 18-year-old country boy who leaves Australia for a six-month stint in Texas America, as an exchange student. A star rugby league player, it doesn’t take long for Ozzie to shine on the (American) football field but with his winning move – The Line Formation – comes an unexpected price. Ozzie learns it is too easy to let success go to his head and remaining true to himself will take courage and strength.

On a deeper level, the novel addresses themes such as culture and identity, teenage sexuality, the American dream, and the true nature of success.

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn grew up running around an old dairy farm in Queensland before moving to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on a tennis scholarship. After playing and coaching on the professional circuit he became a teacher, where his observations of young people – their interests and stories – led to him writing a series about a teenage skateboarder called Alex Jackson. Pat likes to start the day with a surf and end it walking along the beach with his wife and son. He also enjoys the occasional game of tennis. Pat now writes full time and lives on the Sunshine Coast.