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Have you seen Ally Queen?

by Deb Fitzpatrick

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About the Book

Ally Queen, aged fifteen, is the new kid in a very small town. Uprooted from her comfortable city life and dumped in ‘hicksville’ she’s trying to find her place amongst the bogans, the surfies and the spinach-munching hippies.

Life is tough when your closest friend is miles away and deep and meaningful conversations are restricted to the length of a text message. And Ally needs a friend. Her mum is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and the quiet country life, which was meant to help things, just seems to make them worse.

When she meets Rel the annoying boy next door, it seems she’s hit rock bottom. But first impressions can be deceptive and, as Ally learns to relax, she discovers that life needn’t be as hard as she makes it.

Praise for the book
‘… a good, accessible read for young adults.’ — Bookseller+Publisher

‘Terrific read …’ — The Examiner

‘A great modern romance for teen readers.’ — The Sunday Times

‘Fitzpatrick should be commended for a sensitive story about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.’ — The Australian

‘This is a great book for teenagers or the advanced younger reader’ — Cairns Post

‘Deb Fitzpatrick’s second novel for young adults is reminiscent of Aimee Said’s Finding Freia Lockhart but with a beach setting, and there are definitely echoes of the wonderful Brigid Lowry.’ — Magpies

‘This story is written in a distinctive and engaging style and is to be thoroughly recommended to Young Adult readers.’ — Buzz Words

Category
Young Adult
Publication Year
2011
Edition
1
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards
  • Notable Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Older Readers, 2012
ISBN13
9781921888489
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
280
Other Editions
Others in this Series
Teaching Notes
HAVE YOU SEEN ALLY QUEEN TEACHING NOTES.pdf
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