Jon Doust’s Boy on a Wire finds a new audience in young adults
February 8, 2019
Fremantle Press author Jon Doust has already seen huge success with his novel Boy on a Wire, which garnered a longlisting for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Now he’s bringing this tale of bullying, mental health and coming of age to a different audience with a new YA edition of the book.
Boy on a Wire has already had such a great response from adult readers. Why did you feel it was important to bring it to a new, young adult, audience?
This time it's for the YA reader and its message will not be hidden from their view on the adult fiction shelf. The issues of bullying, mental health and religious confusion are probably even more acknowledged now than they were when the book first appeared and this makes a re-release for this particular audience timely and important, in my opinion.