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Starfish Sisters (Starfish Sisters #1)

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From the award-winning author of The Story of Tom Brennan (winner of the 2006 CBC Book of the Year Award for Older Readers).

Georgie, Kia, Micki and Ace are thrown together at an elite girls' surfing camp. They're not friends straight away - there's jealousy, insecurity, secrets and lies to deal with first. Yet they soon realise that they need to stick together, because the
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Published October 1st 2008 by Bolinda Publishing (first published 2007)
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At First Sight: Three weeks at surfing camp are about the change the lives of four very different girls.

First there is Georgie, a natural surfer who's starting to feel the pressure of being great at something. Georgie's best friend Kia most of the time hears only the bad and lets it get to her. Micki is another natural talent who can't wait to see if she's good enough to break away from the things that are tying her down. And lastly, there is Ace, the girl who seems to have everything together
Aug 05, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teenage, australian
Great teen novel about 4 teenage girls who bond at a surf camp. Each of the girls has issues of some kind, but together, they support each other to emerge stronger in spite of their problems. Good use of current teen language too.
Aug 12, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Great novel about four girls that are about to try to achieve their surfing dreams. This follows the teenaged through their struggles and triumphs. It is a really relatable story for teenagers about achieving your dreams.
Leigh Hutton
May 24, 2014 Leigh Hutton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the surfing action, lingo and terminology. Girls were real and believable, with great dialogue. Good to see the teen issue of self harm addressed. All-in-all a great read! Recommend it for all ages.
Jan 29, 2011 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting title about teenage self harm and the reasons behind it. Written from the viewpoint of 4 different girls - which got a bit confusing at times. overall, a great read.
Mar 03, 2011 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would also give this 4 stars. Strong storyline with believable young characters facing all the traumas of competition, boys, jealousy, body issues and families. Perfect read for teen girls.
Feb 15, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this years ago and i Loved it!! It's a great teens book and would recommend it to most young teens! i hopefully will read this again in the future!!
Nov 05, 2008 Riley rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's a story about 4 extremely different girls who share a room at the elite surfers camp but its not just about surfing
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.J.C Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Chi
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