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Other Books in our Library by Cath Crowley
Chasing Charlie Duskin by
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Charlie Duskin is running. Fleeing from failures and memories and friends who have given up on her. And she's not only running, she's chasing things-like a father who will talk to her, friends who don't think she's as invisible as a piece of cling wrap, and an experience with a boy in which she doesn't look like an idiot.But Charlie Duskin is about to have the best summer of her life. She's about to meet a friend who'll change her forever. She's about to fall in love. She just doesn't know it yet.
Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other. An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be.
Take Three Girls
Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves. Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm's length. Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she's not the confident A-lister she appears to be. When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's. Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?
Words in Deep Blue
Second-hand bookshops are full of mysteries. This is a love story. It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea. Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal. She's looking for the future in the books people love, and the words that they leave behind. Sometimes you need the poets.
Cath Crowley's books for young adults have been published in Australia and internationally. Her titles include The Gracie Faltrain trilogy and Chasing Charlie Duskin, which was shortlisted for the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year in 2006. Graffiti Moon won the 2011 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature and the prize for Young Adult Fiction in the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Before becoming a writer, Cath studied radio production and literature at University and then worked for some time as an English teacher. While travelling overseas, she wrote letters home to her brother, who later turned them into a musical, called The Journey Girl. After studying professional writing at TAFE, Cath wrote articles for papers and magazines and began her first novel, The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain. Cath now writes full time, as well as running writing workshops with students across the country. She lives in Yarraville, Victoria, in a flat that was once a dentist’s waiting room. (from thelitcentre.org.au)
Other Books in the Series
The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain
Goal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National Championships. To Nick. To everything she’s ever wanted. Or so she thinks. Gracie’s about to find out that life is messy. And hard. And beautiful.
There’s a shadow falling across her mum and dad. Her best friend is about to leave town. She’s trying desperately to be with the right boy, on the edge of falling in love with the wrong boy. She’s rushing headlong into screwing up, making up, trying to keep it all together. Welcome to the life and times of Gracie Faltrain.
Gracie Faltrain Gets it Right (Finally)
As Gracie begins Year 12, she has only one thing on her mind, and it’s not school work. It’s not even Martin, now that he’s dumped her for the third time. It’s soccer: a new season, a new team, a new league. This is the time, the state trials, and Gracie can’t wait. Except there’s one small problem. She’s no longer the biggest fish in the pond, and one of the other players is the cousin of her arch enemy, Annabelle Orion. Gracie wants to get it right this year, but everything seems to be going wrong - she hardly has time to see her friends, Martin won’t talk to her, and she’s falling even further behind at school. Gracie needs help both on and off the field, but when it shows up, it is not from the person she expected…