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Creepy & Maud

Written by Dianne Touchell


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Hilarious and heartbreaking, Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in the space between their windows.

Creepy is a boy who watches from the shadows keenly observing and caustically commentating on human folly.

Maud is less certain. A confused girl with a condition that embarrasses her parents and assures her isolation.

Together Creepy and Maud discover something outside their own vulnerability – each other’s. But life is arbitrary; and loving someone doesn’t mean you can save them.

Creepy & Maud is a blackly funny and moving first novel that says; ‘You’re ok to be as screwed up as you think you are and you’re not alone in that.’

‘The writing in this book sparkles with originality and intelligence …’ Bookseller+Publisher

‘A unique love story, brilliantly written.’ The Examiner

‘Kudos to the author and the publisher for putting it all out there … it is well written and it is an impressive debut.’ Magpies Magazine

Creepy and Maud is a fascinating first novel and highly recommended for YA fiction readers.’ Buzzwords

‘The writing is beautiful, the story unforgettable.’ The West Australian

‘A unique love story, brilliantly written.’ Launceston Examiner

‘… a book that provokes thought and discussion.’ Vegan YA Nerds

‘… searingly honest…’ The Listener (Top 50 Children’s books 2012)


Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council of Australia Older Readers, 2013

ISBN 9781921888953 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Young Adult
Children's ebooks
Award Winning
Pages 220
Publication Year 2012
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Dianne Touchell

    Dianne Touchell is a middle child who feared Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy – and any other stranger who threatened to break into the house at night. She has worked, amongst other things, as a nightclub singer, a fish and chip shop counter girl (not with Pauline Hanson) and a bookseller. Dianne would rather talk to her dog than answer the phone. Read more