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Will Kostakis


For April we are jumping just across the ditch to Sydney to spend time with Harvey and Sotiris, two Greek Australian teens who are just trying to survive and be someone. We Could Be Something is a story about family and hard work, about loss, grief and love. It is a heartfelt story about how our dreams shape us, and what they cost us.

The Book Box comes with gifts to open while you read, curated and created by the Alphabet Team! We will also have an accompanying 
Podcast released in 2024!

You can find the book by itself here

Product Info

Publisher: ‎ A & U Children
Date: 2 May 2023
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 416 pages
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1761180170
Reading age: ‎ 14+

Full Description

'A wonderful emotional rollercoaster of a novel about two young men, each on a journey of discovery. It's part coming-out story, part falling-in-love story, part relationship breakdown story, part extended Greek family story. It's warm and funny, a little bit heartbreaking, and completely satisfying.

NOTABLE BOOK: 2024 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers
SHORTLISTED: 2024 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Prize for Young Adult Writing

'The enormous heart of We Could Be Something beats with a rare, thrilling authenticity. Every funny, smart, tough word of it rings true. I loved this book.' - Patrick Ness, bestselling author of A MONSTER CALLS and the CHAOS WALKING series

Part coming-out story.

Part falling-in-love story.

Part falling-apart story.

Harvey's dads are splitting up. It's been on the cards for a while, but it's still sudden. Woken-by-his-father-to-catch-a-red-eye sudden. Now he's restarting his life in a new city, living above a cafe with the extended Greek family he barely knows.

Sotiris is a rising star. At seventeen, he's already achieved his dream of publishing a novel. When his career falters, a cute, wise-cracking bookseller named Jem upends his world.

Harvey and Sotiris's stories converge on the same street in Darlinghurst, in this beautifully heartfelt novel about how our dreams shape us, and what they cost us.

'Vivid and exquisitely written... Kostakis weaves a sparkling tale of hardship, heartbreak, identity and the universal struggle of finding your footing in the world.' -Books & Publishing

Content Warnings

Sexual content
Death of parent
Chronic illness
Emotional abuse


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