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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742740249
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Anonymity Jones




Get out, or get even?

Get out, or get even?

Once, in a street not very far from yours, there lived a girl called Anonymity Jones. Anonymity's life is falling apart. Her father has left to have a mid-life crisis, her mother's new boyfriend is a definite worry, her Europe-bound sister has changed her name (just to make a point) and all her girl friends are now girlfriends, with boyfriends.

And then there's the art teacher. Anonymity is losing control, and it's decision time. Does she hang on, get out, or get even?

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742740249
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the author

James Roy

James Roy was born in western New South Wales in 1968 and spent much of his childhood in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, adventuring by day and reading books at night. Then one day, tired of reading books by dead people, he decided to start writing his own. Since his first novel was released in 1996, James has written a number of critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction for young people, including the CBCA Honour Books Captain Mack and Billy Mack's War, and six CBCA Notable Books. In 2008, Town won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the Golden Inky in Australia’s only teenage choice awards. Anonymity Jones won the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for young adult literature.

James lives with his family in the Blue Mountains. He enjoys trying to make music and art, doesn’t like olives very much, and hasn’t entirely abandoned his dream of sailing around the world.

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Praise for Anonymity Jones

Longlisted for the 2010 Golden Inky Award

Centre for Youth Literature

Anonymity is a strong, intelligent character who, in spite of having good reason to despair, doesn't dissolve into a whining puddle of self-absorbed misery. Instead, she deals with her problems with wit and courage. James Roy knows how to get into a teenager's headspace, and he paints the picture with deft strokes and vibrant colours. His work is a joy to read.

Good Reading

Loved it . . . the voice of Anonymity is pitch perfect. And as for her name – great for teachers to explore. I loved how [Roy] dealt with the ‘serious’ issues in such a quirky way, trusting the maturity of Anonymity to deal with it. And as for the hit and run ending – wonderfully subversive.

Pam Macintyre, PhD and lecturer, University of Melbourne

Anonymity Jones is wonderful. One of the best things I've read this year. Original and refreshing.

Joy Lawn

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