Author(s): Kirsty Murray
This title is intended for ages 10 to 14 years. Addressing the important issue of girls and self-esteem, this coming-of-age story of two girls reveals the meaning of friendship. The day Marie-Claire walks into PJ's life, everything changes. Whether they are skipping school or just hanging out on the beach, Marie-Claire can make any day an adventure. She's funny and unpredictable and full of good ideas that just might lead PJ down a troublesome path. The 1970s setting adds an interesting historical slant to this charismatic story that stresses loyalty to friends, making the right decisions, and other aspects of growing up.
'I really liked the beginning of the book. I couldn't' put it down!' Hilary Martin, cool-reads, October 2002'A must-read for all girls aged 10-14 years.' Vicki, YARA Online'For all its apparent simplicity, the pace of this book builds smoothly and the conclusion is compelling. Murray captures well the immediate spark and ferocious intensity of childhood friendships.' Virginia Klooger, Sydney Morning Herald, 1-2 February 2003A good mix of deep, thought-provoking moments, and fun. A good buy. For Years 5-10.' Reading Time