Seventeen: YA survival story set in Australia

Suzanne Lowe (Author)

Product Details

Silvergum Publishing
Publish Date
December 01, 2016
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.77 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Suzanne was born in Perth Western Australia and as a young adult grew up in the small country town of Tom Price situated in the outback of Western Australia. Her current home is in Perth with her husband, two daughters and cat Abby. Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree, and her interests include watching movies, travelling, photography, running and reading. She also enjoys going to comic book and science fiction conventions! Suzanne has an adventurous spirit and has had the opportunity to experience many exciting adventures including swimming with Whale Sharks on Ningaloo reef, climbing to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, descending into one of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt, flying in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, parachuting from a plane at 12000 feet in York, Western Australia and sitting on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna island in Vanuatu! In 2019 Suzanne has won the award for best Sci fi/Horror in an e-book in the New Apple literary awards for her YA novel Seventeen and received a bronze medal from Readers' Favorite International Writers' Literary competition for her children's novel The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket. In 2020, she was awarded a Book Excellence Award in Pre-Teen Literature for the Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket and awarded a Bronze medal for her YA novel Seventeen from Readers' Favorite in Science Fiction. Suzanne is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Travel Writers Association, Australian Society of Authors and the Australian Science Fiction Society. Her published works include; Seventeen, book one in the Seventeen Series. A YA dystopian adventure story set in Australia. Rage, book two in the Seventeen Series. The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket, a pirate adventure story for middle grade children The Pirate Princess and the Sirens' Song, the second book in the Pirate Princess Series. Suzanne's author website is Instagram is Facebook is


Suzanne's writing is compelling and I enjoyed the vivid descriptions and her world building. Seventeen creates a seamless blend of adventure and dystopia, enabling readers to follow the tale of survival of two sisters in a dangerous world. The feeling that anything could go wrong at any moment permeates the narrative and keeps the reader utterly engaged.

I really enjoyed Seventeen for so many reasons. I fell in love with many of the characters, especially Lexi, and loved to hate others. The story had me engaged from start to finish and I really enjoyed witnessing the slow and steady crumble of 'normal', mundane society into a world where new rules and power groups have to be formed by kids and teens!