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  • Published: 1 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749808
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Undine




A gorgeously spooky book about magic, family, power and love.

A gorgeously spooky book about magic, family, power and love.

Being sixteen is confusing and unpredictable enough for anyone. But if you're Undine, you also begin hearing voices calling you home in the middle of the night – and then you suddenly produce a storm out of thin air. Your best friend Trout insists on falling messily in love with you, while you end up with a crush on his older brother. Meanwhile, the ocean begins appearing in your inland bedroom, and your dead father turns out to be not so dead after all …

  • Pub date: 1 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749808
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Penni Russon

Penni Russon is a freelance editor with a special interest in books for children and teenagers. She studied Children's Literature at Monash University and then Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. Penni began her writing life as a poet, and UNDINE and BREATHE are her first novels. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

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Praise for Undine

“Undine has the essential ingredients for an excellent read. It is full of interest, mystery, and conflict. Add a beguiling main character and interesting peripheral players, and the emotive prose carries you along on a current of pleasurable escape … The author has planned the book with finesse, building her story slowly until the pivotal, tumultuous climax.”

Good Reading

“The descriptive elements are wonderful, and the story will have immediate appeal to people in middle secondary school. Many will be hooked by the magic theme, but for me the story of a young woman’s journey to maturity and acceptance of what she is, is far more powerful. Recommended.”

Fran Knight, Magpies

“The moment I started reading, I had trouble putting it down ... Romance + drama + fantasy: I couldn't have read a better book! ... This book was beautiful, it made me feel like magic was within it.”

Cara, age 13, Random House Book Buddies

“This book was excellent, it's one of the best books I've read ... My favourite character was Undine because she could do that magic stuff and she sounded cool … I really enjoyed reading this book, I couldn't put [it] down.”

Jessica, age 14, Random House Book Buddies

“I loved this book! It has an aura about it from the very first page.”

Jade, age 14, Random House Book Buddies

“The magic that this book holds in it seems to leak out ... a magical, compelling, great book that had me spellbound.”

Meg, age 13, Random House Book Buddies


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