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  • Published: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742750866
  • Imprint: Woolshed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $15.99

The Beginner's Guide to Revenge




Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences?

Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences?

As a soldier’s daughter, Romola’s been to six schools in eight years, always having to make new friends … and now enemies. Meanwhile, Sebastian’s mum is about to make the biggest mistake of their lives, unless Sebastian can find his dad in time to stop her.

Thrown together by chance, these two thirteen-year-olds set out to even the score. But once that big old ball of revenge starts rolling down the hill, there’s not an awful lot they can do to stop it … or is there?

Shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

  • Pub date: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742750866
  • Imprint: Woolshed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

Marianne Musgrove

Marianne Musgrove wrote her first full-length novel at the age of eleven: a romantic thriller featuring her unfortunate classmates. Although the unpublished manuscript met with only localised acclaim, she never gave up her dream of becoming an author. A descendant of King Henry VIII's librarian, you could say books are in her blood! Marianne grew up in Sydney then moved to Adelaide to go to university. There, she studied English (which she loved), law (which she loathed) and social work (which she made her career for several years). Marianne's first children's novel, The Worry Tree, is the winner of the Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature 2008 and has been shortlisted for three other awards. Lucy the Good, Lucy the Lie Detector and Don't Breathe a Word are also available now.

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Praise for The Beginner's Guide to Revenge

“The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge is a great read with lively characters, engaging storyline, warmth and humour. Musgrove’s writing is tight, crafted with plenty of subtext; well thought out imagery and symbolism cleverly supports the story ... The text explores themes of friendship, fitting in, payback, consequences, forgiveness, separation, loss, resilience, hope and change. Musgrove delves into these fearlessly in a way that will certainly capture the attention, and feed into the interests and concerncs of an audience on the cusp of their teens. Recommended.”

Carole Poustie, Magpies

“For readers of Marianne’s books, there is a lovely familiarity with her new one … This is a very clever look at revenge and whether it’s as sweet as it promises to be and if it is any kind of solution to what is truly wrong. Clever, funny and moving.”

Deborah Abela, ABC Radio Canberra Drive Show with Louise Maher

“This is a light, fun, warm-hearted tale about friendship, revenge and standing up for yourself ... Excellent for mature 10+ readers.”

http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/

“Funny, sweet and with a big heart, The Beginner's Guide to Revenge is a story kids will enjoy and learn from.”

http://buzzwordsmagazine.blogspot.com.au/


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