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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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  • Paperback

    9780140316728

    May 1, 1984

    Puffin

    192 pages

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  • EBook

    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
  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2005
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers

Also by Robin Klein

Came Back to Show You I Could Fly: Text Classics
All in the Blue Unclouded Weather: Text Classics
Dresses of Red and Gold: Text Classics
The Sky in Silver Lace: Text Classics
Hating Alison Ashley: Australian Children's Classics
Thingnapped!
People Might Hear You
The Listmaker
Hating Alison Ashley: A Play

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Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
The BFG
Our Australian Girl: The Letty Stories
Oliver Twist
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Peter Duck
The Tale Of Kitty In Boots
Kidnapped
The Wizard of Oz
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Young Bond: Heads You Die
Emil And The Detectives
Arena 13
The Forbidden Library
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Boy with Two Heads
The Jungle Book
Dying to Know You
Truckers
Biggles Flies East