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Amy and her best friends—the Posse—are at camp and they're bored. In the scorching summer heat, sparks start to fly. Clare and Amy might be best friends, but they're sniping as if they're enemies. Camp leader Bevan is singling Amy out for attention, and Clare is jealous. Amy is feeling reckless enough to do something major. In one night everything will change. Friendships ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Random House Australia (first published May 1st 2009)
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Bianca
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First thoughts:

Ahh yes maybe this will just be a fun chick/girly novel that isn't awesome but a fun read.......

(NOPE WRONG)

I started off liking it, I mean it was okay. But when we started at the camp I was struggling to finish it.

I have NO respect what so ever for a girl who goes to the 'minister in training' and begins talking to him, then allows him to kiss her whilst she kisses him back then things progress she changes her mind, he ALLOWS her to leave and doesn't force her to do anyt
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Mateesha
I originally picked Posse up due to coercion by my teacher to pick a book from the school library. I picked this book because of its size (278 pages) and because I knew I’d be finished with it in a day or so.

The story follows young Amy, a confirmed lesbian at a Methodist School for Girls camp with her friends – the Posse. It’s stinking hot, and Amy and her friends are already sick of camp. Clare, Amy’s bestfriend, is bitching at her for no reason. So when Bevan, one of the camp instructors, sing
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Heidi
This is a difficult one to review. On the basis of the first review I'd read, I dismissed it and decided not to read it at all. The second review I came across praised it to the skies, in particular the extent of research the author had put into the depiction of a particular Christian denomination (which just happens to be the one to which I belong).

There were other things to reccommend this book. The main character is a young lesbian whose personality leaps off the page. And by the last third o
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Heather Downie
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Emily
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Readingee
This book was definitely an interesting read.

I really like the whole scenery at the camp, in the summer and it how it sets up the whole scene for trouble in a way. The story in a way reminded me of me (the whole private (well I'm semi-private) school girl thing going to a camp, and by the time we are gathered to do activities we are already missing civilization, being stuck with the same people for a long time can frustrate you and of course being fed camp food...)

Amy really surprised me as a c
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Watermelon Daisy
Posse isn’t the light beside-the-campfire you wanted to read.

It’s much, much more than that. In fact, the main character states at the beginning of the book about how she can’t lie –and how honest she is. Well, after reading this book, I’m awaited by the fact that honesty is gruesome. It’s disgusting. And I don’t want to be a part of honesty if it means exposing myself to situations like this.

There is a graphic, mature scene which I found myself skipping. And the whole book revolves around that
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Kirsti
Not what I expected at all, but I guess that's what I get for judging a book by the cover, and from the blurb doesn't even sound like the actual story. It makes it sound intense, serious, whereas the writing in the actual book makes what should be an incredibly serious situation comical at times. I didn't like this aspect, Amy laughing off Bevan's actions until she thinks her friend has been hurt. It made it seem stupid, and it could have been a really bad situation.

Not a very good book, I would
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Sally
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Tessa Maree Nielsen
Not very good at all.
I actually got halfway through and struggled to finish it :/
Binari
Dec 29, 2013 Binari rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teen girls, anyone who likes a bit of drama
It was definitely not what I was expecting and I mean that in a really bad way.
Jordan
different but interesting.
Jane
funny & surprising
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I was born in Horsham, a small town in western Victoria in 1980, but grew up largely in and around Sydney. I have lived in Sydney's rural north west since I was fifteen. I would like to move to a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley.

I have always loved reading and writing. My greatest passions in life are my family, reading, writing, horses, dogs, the country and beautiful food.

Posse, my first novel, wa
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