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Girl Underground

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Trying to fit in at a posh new school is really hard when your loving and lovable family also happen to be criminals. Bridget is succeeding pretty well and has even made a friend, Menzies, the son of the federal Minister for National Development. Then she finds out about Menzies' penfriend, Jamal, a refugee kid from Afghanistan held in a detention centre. When daring appea...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 7th 2004
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If I wasn't forced by my "hateful" English teacher to read a book in the library. I would have never read this book. I loved it! I seriously fell in love with the character. And it makes me think of what I can do to those people. They shouldn't be locked up like animals! Aussie classic!
I had to read this book for school and found it really boring and dull but that was just me. It was interesting about the assylem seekers though.
i loved it
it was sad
and really interesting
and it reminds you how lucky we are
Sweet story of a young girl who tries to do the right thing. With a friend she makes at her new school, she tries to help refugees who are kept in a prison-like environment and the story is how she tries to help them without getting her family in trouble.
This book was an ok book, it was exciting, but it was quite boring sometimes!
Morris Gleitzman-Pure Genius
This book to me is to books what Michael Moore's movies are to documentaries. It feels like we are forced to think "oh those poor kids in those detention centers. We must help them." I read this in grade 8 and the bait Morris Gleitzman seems to throw out seemed to have worked on every kid in my class. There is a reason why The Australian Government won't let in people from Afghanistan (or any place like that), whereas this book says that there really is no reason why people are locked up in dete...more
Kurang gregetnya dibanding Boy Overboard. Mungkin saya yang lagi gak mood, atau memang ceritanya gak asik, tapi setelah beberapa chapter kok ya bosan ya?

Anyway, ini tentang seorang anak yang orang tuanya kriminal. Mereka menjual barang-barang black market lah gitu. Trus Bridget, si anak, di sekolahin di sebuah asrama dan bertemu dengan anak mentri, Menzies. Mereka pun berteman. Menzies ini terobsesi dengan detention center yg ada di Australia, yaitu tempat para pengungsi dilokalisasi. Menzies k...more
I felt irritated by the author's obvious ulterior motive, ie to 'educate' kids about the issue of assylum seekers in australia. And in any case I thought he presented the issue in a very biased and one-sided way. I don't profess to know much about the issue or have an opinion on it either way but the whole way through I kept thinking "I want to hear the other side of the story." The kids were made out to be the goodies and the adults were The Baddies, so whenever the kids asked the adults questi...more
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My sister was reading this book and I just flicked through to see what it was about. From the cover it doesn't look much but I loved this book! I never thought it would be any good but i totally loved it. Its such a strange but amazing book and tells life from a really different perspective. After reading his novel I searched for more. He is an a great author who could give anyone a new outlook on life. His ability to create characters who blow you away is something special. Read...more
Feb 07, 2014 Jacinta rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Mar 21, 2014 Sarah added it
Same with grace I just didn't like it.. I think its time for a new book..
*takes a deep breath* WHAT THE HELL??!! msDGajrhkhjbjhjdjhngb I am sooo disappointed in this book! Like Boy Overboard was ledgendary, and now you give me this??? I can't even explain how depressed and ugggg... i cant even get to the point. If you loved Boy Overboard, in my opinion, your going to get real damn shocked at this.
Companion book to Boy Overboard, with Bibi and Jamal now being in an Australian detention center. The main focus is on the friends on the outside who are desperately trying to get them out. Interesting topic but I got a bit tired of reading about Bulgarian game boys, Armenian toasters etc.
Omigoodness, year 8 english comes rushing back...
From what I can remember, I think this book shaped some of my views on refugees (when I was about 13 that is). It isn't a bad idea for young teenagers to read this if you want to prevent them from 'othering' or from being xenophobic.
This is a sequel to the book Boy Underground. these books were OK. I enjoyed girl underground a little bit better than Boy Overbord.
Rachel McCarthy
No, just no. I was confused the whole way through. Whatever you think, this book does NOT live up to its predecessor.
Apr 11, 2013 Jess added it
Great story line. The book talks about detention centres, crime and just plain mischief. Love this book!!
Crap. We sorta don't need more people to populate our country and take our money
Not as good as boy overboard, but still amazing. Read!!
Karen Marababol
This book was ok but I would like it to be a bit better
i didnt realy like this book, it was a tad boring
Have not read it all yet
Miss D
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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

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