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    Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 2000
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    Tandem Library, School & Library Binding, 2000
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    Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 1998
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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kindle Edition, 1998
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    Houghton Mifflin Company, Hardcover, 1998
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    Pan Macmillan, Unbound, 1996

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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 880 Ratings and 69 Reviews

Book Description
Australian author John Marsden's gripping suspense stories--with his signature shocking climaxes--have made him the John Grisham of the young adult set around the globe. Checkers, following this tradition, is the riveting story of a teenage girl who loses not only her family but her sanity when her father is suspected of participating in a financial scam--one that the media has traced to the highe... More
Book Information
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
BindingHardcover (6 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages122
Publication Date10/26/1998
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About John Marsden (Author) : John Marsden is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of John Marsden include While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles, Burning for Revenge (Unabridged), The Dead of the Nig... more
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