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Jun 02 2009

Bookmark days by Scot Gardner

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Girlfriend Fiction series
Allen and Unwin, 2009. ISBN 9781741755787
(Ages 10 -14)
The story takes place on a sheep farm in rural Australia. It parallels country life and city life through the eyes of two cousins, Avril and Katie. Intertwined in the story is a feud between neighbours - the Carrington's and the Stanton's. When Avril meets Nathaniel she is unaware of the link between their families and as their friendship develops the feud between the two families escalates. However Avril is sure she has an ally in her grandmother and just hopes she can help to resolve the long standing hostilities.
Whilst Katie's behaviour has Avril worried - she is unaware that Katie is hoping the break on the farm will help her with the breakup of her parents.
This is a story filled with typical family challenges and events.
This series has filled a niche in the teenage girl market and has utilised the talents of many well known Australian authors.
Tracy Glover

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