I Started Crying Monday
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I Started Crying Monday

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Laurene Kelly’s first young adult novel introduces us to fourteen-year-old Julie, who is struggling with a terrible home life, but could never imagine the horror that is about to destroy her family forever. She dreams of a new life, away from her abusive father, but when her mother doesn’t arrive to meet Julie and her brother Toby after school as planned, her hopes are sha...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published April 28th 1999 by Spinifex Press (first published April 1st 1999)
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Watermelon Daisy
I Started Crying Monday would’ve been a brilliant book if it was longer.

For starters, I barely cared about Julie. I realise the whole story was concise and written in the fewest words possible, but that didn’t help my impression of the main character. From my perspective, she was just another kid at school with problems. No personality, no depth –there was nothing allowing me to relate to her.

Also, the sentence structure was terrible. Short sentences without commas, even when they’re required. N...more
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Laurene Kelly has worked with abused children and women in refuges for many years and now works part time as a carer of children. She is the author of a trilogy of novels, I Started Crying Monday, The Crowded Beach, and Still Waving. Her books are widely read in secondary schools.

Her interest in young adult fiction derives from a wish to give hope to teenagers in our often chaotic and confusing w...more
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