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Inbetween dealing with her embarrasing family and focusing on her on-screen destiny the arrival of perfect Alison Ashley at Barringa East turns Erica Yurken's fairytale world around as, from the moment Alison arrives, Erica becomes determined to hate her.

'Utter loathing and hatred,' I said. 'I wouldn't even be on the same bus as you . . . If I could have caught a virus in time.' Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about her own genius, she felt superior to everyone at notorious Barringa East . . . that is, until Alison Ashley turned up.

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    9780140316728

    May 1, 1984

    Puffin

    192 pages

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    9781742282978

    May 1, 1984

    Penguin eBooks

    192 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1986
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    1986
    Special Mention
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1987
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    1992
    Runner-up
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    1993
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2005
    Shortlisted
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