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Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!)

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A novel in verse set in Australia about a twelve-year-old named Dawn who doesn't know where she belongs. She doesn't fit in with the style queens in her class, nor at home with her parents' rocky relationship. Even her best friend, Emily, doesn't want to be friends anymore.

CBC Book of the Year 2008 - Honour Book Young Reader
Paperback, first, 72 pages
Published May 7th 2007 by Puffin (Penguin Books Australia)
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Mirae
Dec 24, 2016 Mirae rated it it was amazing
The book is really short and simple but it is admittedly an emotional little thing. The characters are easy to connect with, whether or not you've had these people in your life to experience, because every character in this book have a lot of depth despite it being a 65 paged book. Full stars for being very moving in just under a three minute read.
Miffy
Jan 01, 2012 Miffy rated it it was amazing
This 'verse' novel is an absolute heartbreaker. Clark gets right inside the head of Dawn. Dawn is in grade 6 and her best and longest friend has joined the style queens (read bitches), her mum and dad are fighting, and school and home are no longer the havens they once were. Dawn's journey broke my heart, because it was my journey through grade 6 - where friendships change, families can be in upheaval, and the year seems like it's never going to end.
Jess
Dec 10, 2011 Jess rated it it was amazing
Every day at the school gates Melissa banner (style queen) is surrounded by girls like a fan club.
Everyday she brings something new to show off - a hair clip, a magazine, lip gloss.

All the girls want to be style queens- except Dawn.Problem is, shes not sure what she wants.

But as everything in her life begins to change, Dawn learns sometimes not having the answers isn't such a bad thing at all.
Chent Higson
Jan 31, 2011 Chent Higson rated it it was amazing
This book is all about a girl (Dawn) who expresses her thoughts through poems. The whole book is written in poems. All the girls in Dawns school want to be style queens- except her. She doesn't know what she really wants.
As everything in her life starts to change, Dawn learns that sometimes not having the answers isn't such a bad thing.
Aprille
Dec 07, 2011 Aprille rated it it was amazing
A short little book written in verse that tells the story of a young girl. I was surprised at how much emotion the author managed to give each character. And I do admit tearing up as well.

If you get the chance to read it, do. It'll only take about five minutes.
Alissa Vincent
Jun 30, 2015 Alissa Vincent rated it it was amazing
I think that we should read the book without buying it online I like the book it's just that we can read it without buying it online.
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Feb 16, 2013 Katkoota xD rated it liked it
It was a cute book

Different kind of writing

Kind of a diary with a bit of poetry.

A little funny also
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I have been writing poems and stories for over twenty-five years, and have two collections of poetry published.
In 1996 I wrote my first children’s book, "The Too-Tight Tutu", which was published in 1997 by Penguin Australia. I have since written over 60 children's and YA books, which are published around the world.
My verse novel "Farm Kid" won the 2005 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s B
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