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Walking Home with Marie-Claire
by Kirsty Murray (Goodreads Author)
Addressing the important issue of girls and self-esteem, this coming-of-age story of two girls reveals the meaning of friendship. The day Marie-Claire walks into PJ's life, everything changes. Whether they are skipping school or just hanging out on the beach, Marie-Claire can make any day an adventure. She's funny and unpredictable and full of good ideas that just might le ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Allen Unwin
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This book is younger than I normally read, but I have to say that the characters grew on me. It's set in 1972, a time of massive change for Australia, when a Labor government was voted in for the first time in 23 years. This rings perfectly with the situation of Pauline, who is in Grade 6 and the baby of her family - she meets Marie-Claire (real name Margaret) who is a breath of dangerous fresh air in their stuffy classroom. The first thing she does is change Pauline's name to the cooler-soundin ...more
Seeing Marie-Claire in the title, i hastily purchased this at a second hand book sale. expecting a book relating somehow to cooking or cookbook writing, i was disappointed, but this was probably my fault. this book may have been enjoyable for younger readers. but for a teen reader, this was a poorly written novel.
Kirsty Murray is an author of nineteen books for young people. She has been a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria, an Asialink Literature Resident in South India and writer-in-residence at the University of Himachal Pradesh. Her tribe of grown up-kids live all around the world so she travels a lot to catch up with them. She lives in Melbourne in a big old ramshackle house with an over ...moreMore about Kirsty Murray...