Shortlist year: 2012

Shortlist category: Young adult literature

Published by: Penguin Random House

mia's heart made a sound that no one heard except for mia
late one night when she woke from dreams into darkness.
ethan was asleep beside her, and em was a forest away.
outside it was night and dark and alaska.the sky was upside down.

When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?

About the author

Sue Saliba

Sue Saliba lives on Phillip Island in Victoria with her husband Bruno, two cats and a dog.

She has previously published the YA novel Watching Seagulls, and the children's book The Skin of a Star, as well as short stories and poetry.

Her second novel something in the world called love won the Victorian Premier's Award for YA fiction and the APA Design Awards Best Children's Cover.

Her third young adult novel, Alaska, published in 2011, was short-listed for both the APA Design Awards and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, and was a notable book in the CBCA Awards.