Friday, 17 October 2014

Fiction - 13 and Up

Tasmanian Writer

Kate Gordon   Writing Clementine

Allen & Unwin 2014  $19.99pb 181pp
ISBN 978 1 7433 1663 4
Themes:  Creative writing programmes/ High school life/ Individuality/ Teenage friendships

 Clementine Darcy wants very much to be an individual, to stand out from the crowd but this is not easy when most of her friends are happy to just be carried along by whatever happens. In addition, everything seems to be going wrong for Clementine – her best friend is cooling off, everything at home could be better (her brother refuses to come out of his room),   - and then there is a New Boy (of course) in her class who Clem knows will cause further problems in her life. This is a warm hearted and funny story about characters we can all recognise – and sympathise with.

***Sorry – this WAS published a couple of months ago but had salted itself away behind some much bigger books. I hope there are still copies around because it is a really enjoyable story.  

Year 9 up/ Age 13 up

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