Permanent Record Hardcover – Import, 17 September 2019
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- Item Weight : 526 g
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250237238
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250237231
- Product Dimensions : 16.21 x 3.05 x 24.38 cm
- Publisher : Metropolitan Books (17 September 2019)
- Reading level : 13 - 17 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #140,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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