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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864715224
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Starfish Sisters




Stunning young adult fiction from the author of The Story of Tom Brennan, winner of the 2006 CBC Award for Older Readers.

Stunning young adult fiction from the author of The Story of Tom Brennan, winner of the 2006 CBC Award for Older Readers.

Georgie, Kia, Micki and Ace are thrown together at an elite girls' surfing camp. They're not friends straight away – there's jealousy, insecurity, secrets and lies to deal with first. Yet they soon realise that they need to stick together, because their friendship brings out the best in each of them. But will they all make the grade?

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864715224
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

J.C. Burke

J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl, Pig Boy and Pretty Girl. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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Praise for Starfish Sisters

Starfish Sisters is no fluffy girl-power yarn. The action moves at a lively clip and the struggles and successes are hard-won. My scalp was prickling with excitement at the final scenes. Definitely one for the beach bag this summer.

Sunday Age

This novel is guaranteed to captivate teenage girls who enjoy the Australian beach culture.

Magpies

Hitting the beach this summer? Don’t leave home without this tightly-packed novel of four teenage girls, Micki, Kia, Georgia and Ace, brought together at surf training camp. Can they all make the cut? Who will fall by the wayside? What fears could hold them back? Like a wave, Starfish Sisters builds to a spine-tingling conclusion. It’s a thrilling ride!

Read Alert blog, Centre for Youth Literature

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