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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864714869
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 292

Mishaps




Sometimes bad luck is more than coincidence ...

Sometimes bad luck is more than coincidence ...

Pen O'Connell is, without a doubt, the unluckiest girl at Callindra Secondary College. Her dream date's just fallen through, her dog has literally eaten her homework, and don't even mention the incident at school camp. But when Pen meets Sebastian Meyer, teenage genius and genetics expert, she begins to wonder if everything that happens to her really is just bad luck.

Could the bizarre theory that's turned every teacher in the school against Sebastian explain why Pen is more likely to get a head injury than a hot date? Why does Pen's name strike terror into the heart of pop princess Sereena? And just how far will Pen go to get what she deserves?

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864714869
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 292

About the author

Nansi Kunze

Nansi Kunze grew up surrounded by books in Australia and the UK. After studying languages and ancient history at university, she spent several years teaching overseas-trained doctors how to pronounce rude words and teenagers how to mummify each other, while cultivating a taste for manga and video games in her spare time. Unsurprisingly, her early attempts at writing serious adult fiction failed. Fortunately, she proved to be much better at writing slightly zany young adult fiction. Kill the Music is her third novel, following on the success of her previous two, Mishaps and Dangerously Placed.Nansi lives on a small farm overlooking the Victorian Alps with her husband and son, and is currently hard at work on her next YA book (assuming that ‘hard at work’ is synonymous with ‘researching glamorous locations on the internet’).

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Praise for Mishaps

Mishaps is well written, uses the language of today's teenagers and is very, very funny.

Viewpoint

This fast paced, exciting read is any girl's answer to a boring weekend!

Girlfriend

This book combines teenage dilemmas, humour and romance into one truly enjoyable book that once started I couldn't put down until I'd read the very last page. It is truly a unique read that keeps you guessing until the last minute.

Illawarra Mercury

There are many twists and turns in the plot, entertaining events and some realistic and convincing issues, delivered in a fast-paced, enjoyable read for teenagers.

Reading Time

Told from Pen's point of view the reader connects with the likeable character and cheers on her ill-fated attempts to change her luck. The themes of celebrity and cloning are explored and the concept of karma cleverly ties the plot together. Mishaps is an amusing read that combines all the right ingredients, romance, pop stars, school, friendship, humour and intrigue to be a winning read for teenage girls who will be immediately attracted to the cover design.

Magpies

Mishaps is a great read for young adults as it contains many key ingredients to keep their interest - teen love triangles, spoilt celebrities, story tension and a speculative twist. Hilarious and entertaining with a refreshingly original presentation on a familiar theme, Mishaps is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Recommended.

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