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Mar 17 2010

A Year in Girl Hell - Burned by Meredith Costain

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009. ISBN 9781921502309.

(Ages 10-13) Recommended. The third in a series of four books set over the first year of high school for a group of friends. Mia has always been the dependable friend, the one who sorts out other people's problems and keeps her friends together. Now Mia's beloved grandfather is very ill, and as she visits him in hospital she is flooded with memories of her little brother dying of leukaemia. But her friends are too busy worrying about boys and clothes to notice how upset she is. When she is called home early from school camp, will her friends finally realise Mia needs help? Well written formula fiction, this series should appeal to girls aged 10 to 13.
Donella Reed

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