Michael Tonkin, seventeen, is just 'hanging' at school until one day he unleashes the demons at a friendly soccer match when he nearly strangles Ahmad, a Lebanese boy from the opposition team. Everything starts to close-in guilt, fear, Ahmad's crew until it ends on a lonely highway with Michael bashed and broken by the side of the road. With his memory partially lost, what is left of Michael now? How will he rebuild himself into a man? Michael struggles to remember the truth, to put himself back together. He turns to the men in his life his father, a Vietnam War veteran, and his uncle, a brilliant drunk. Michael must choose if he wants to be a player in the 'game', where hatred, fear and anger shape the lives of those around him. He must choose if he wants to be a Tin Soldier.
Author Biography: Adelaide writer Ian Bone has an extensive, award-winning background in children's television, producing drama and situation comedy. He began writing young adult and children's literature while at the ABC and has had a number of books published. His previous Lothian Books are the critically acclaimed Fat Boy Saves World, CBC Notable Book, 1999, The Puppet, in the After Dark series, his humourous Takeaways novel, Spy Babies, and the YA novel, Tin Soldiers.
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