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Just one last summer living with the aunts – a summer when Sarah makes an unlikely friend, learns a thing or two about the amazing Piriel Starr, and finally breaks the habit of a lifetime.

Things to look forward to:

1. When I move to the city I’ll be far too busy to stay with the aunts very often. Specially at weekends.

2. Piriel plans to do a lot of entertaining in that apartment. She’ll need me around to help with that.

3. I’ll be doing some entertaining of my own, because everyone at school will realise just how exciting my new lifestyle is. Things will be different then, because I’ll be different. Somehow brighter and more interesting . . .

Sarah Radcliffe could easily be a contender for the least-popular-girl-in-the-school award. But all that’s about to change when the glamorous Piriel Starr becomes her stepmother. Suddenly Sarah will have loads of friends who’ll be dying to see her fabulous city apartment.

Just one last summer living with the aunts – a summer when Sarah makes an unlikely friend, learns a thing or two about the amazing Piriel Starr, and finally breaks the habit of a lifetime.

Winner of the 1998 South Australian Festival Award for Literature
Shortlisted for The Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, 1998

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    9780143309109

    May 30, 2016

    Puffin

    224 pages

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    9781742284620

    September 1, 1997

    Penguin eBooks

    232 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • CROW Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Longlisted
    Children's Book
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Honour Award
    Older Readers
  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    On selection list
    Young Reader

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