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  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760148508
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 260

The PM's Daughter




Cat is like any other teenager who wants to fight the powers that be. There’s just one complication . . . her mother is the Prime Minister of Australia.

A novelisation inspired by the ABC TV show, The PM's Daughter.

Catalina Parkes Pérez (Cat to her friends) is a young activist who is used to living a relatively normal teen life. But when political turmoil strikes and Cat’s mother is unexpectedly thrust into the role of Prime Minister, normal suddenly seems very far away.

Now the entire world seems to be watching Cat. For someone who likes to live on her own terms, having every moment scheduled and every outfit pre-approved comes as quite the shock. Sure, residing at the Lodge has its perks – chefs, housekeepers and every entertainment option you could dream of – but how does one girl deal with the expectations of a whole country?

As if all that weren’t enough, someone is out to get Cat’s mum, Isabel. Major disruptions are happening at all the Canberra landmarks – and they seem designed to directly sabotage the Prime Minister. Cat, along with her new friends, Sadie and Ollie, sets out to track down and unmask a rogue faction within a youth action group called ACTION UPRISING. The clues will take them across every inch of the capital and lead them to investigate even their own schoolmates.

The PM's Daughter TV show was created by Tristram Baumber and Matthew Allred.

  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760148508
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 260

About the author

Meredith Costain

Meredith Costain is a versatile writer for children whose work ranges from picture books through to poetry, series fiction and narrative non-fiction.

Her books include CBCA Honour Book Doodledum Dancing, Bed Tails, the quirky Ella Diaries series and several titles in the Bindi: Behind the Scenes series. She has also written novelisations of the TV shows The PM's Daughter, Heartbreak High and Dance Academy.

Meredith lives in inner-city Melbourne with a menagerie of pets who frequently wrangle their way into her stories. She enjoys presenting writing workshops to children and adults around Australia and overseas. Find out more at www.meredithcostain.com.

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