Have You Seen Ally Queen?
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Ally Queen, aged 15, is the new kid in a very small town. 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.’ Books+Publishing
‘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
Children’s Book Council of Australia Older Readers (Notable Book 2012)