Little Sister

In stores: 1 May 2011
Publisher: Walker Books Australia


I logged on to Facebook and mentally added the status update I would've posted if I didn't think most of Whitlam High would see it:

Al Miller wishes she was an only child.

Al Miller is counting down the days until her overachieving older sister Larrie finishes Year Twelve and leaves Whitlam High School for ever. Then, Al is certain, people will finally see her as more than just 'Larrie’s little sister'.

But when a rumour about Larrie spreads around school, Al finds herself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Who’s behind the rumour? And will it kill Al’s chances with #2 School Hunk, Josh Turner?

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Ask for Little Sister at your local independent bookstore or order it online from Readings or Angus & Robertson. Ebook editions: epub | iBooks | Kobo
 

Reviews

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 "Little Sister, always entertaining, genuinely funny and sometimes moving, paints an interesting picture of Australian urban middle-class teenagers today, their concerns, school experiences, love of social media and music. This very appealing, realistic novel for young adults deserves to be in all school and public libraries." -- Lyn Linning, Magpies, July 2011

"Written in a chatty diary style, with lots of bitchy remarks, awkward self evaluations and intimate confessions, Little Sister is a book about the daily stuff of adolescent life... Al is a headstrong character full of grumpy moods and ill-informed judgements and self obsession, all of which make her thoroughly likeable." -- Jenny Zimmerman, Viewpoint, Spring 2011

"I love this book. It helps us see life through the eyes of people who are different from most." -- Ashleigh Hammond, Sunday Herald Sun, 17 July 2011

"Don't be mistaken by the light-hearted tone. This book neatly tackles issues such as bullying, cyberbullying and homophobia... Al's personal growth is a lesson for all of us..." -- Julia Ross, The Courier Mail, 2 July 2011

"This is a great story about kindness and understanding." -- Gemma  (young reviewer), Sunday Mail, 6 June 2011

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