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What Now, Tilda B?

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Only a day ago, things were normal. As normal as this year gets anyway.
Tilda Braint is nearly sixteen, restless and having trouble figuring out what on earth she's supposed to do next. Living in a small coastal town doesn't help either. When two seals land in the middle of Tilda's life, they turn it upside down. They're a long way from home and may well be lost.
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Paperback, 252 pages
Published May 3rd 2010 by University of Queensland Press
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Feb 24, 2016 Darnia rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adults, 2014
Tagline buku ini memang sesuai dengan isinya yg menawan A novel about finding yourself, your friends and your future

Kisah ini bermula dari Matilda Braint yg bingung namun bosan dengan kehidupannya. Tilda, sebagai remaja 15-mau-16-tahun, punya pacar seorang pecinta ombak, ancaman ortu cerai dan sahabat yg maniak gaya rambut, mendadak menemukan gajah laut hamil yg terdampar. Kemudian, Tilda berkenalan dengan petugas oceanoligi bernama Meg, mulai mengamati kehidupan si gajah laut dan Elly, bayi gaj
Lizz Smith
Apr 15, 2011 Lizz Smith rated it liked it
I quite fell for Tilda. She's a bit of a sweetie. Well, a lot of a sweetie, facing some of the same issues as I did growing up in country Tasmania 15 years ago. And therein lies one of my biggest problems with this book.
About midway through it becomes clear that the action is set in 2000. Isn't YA fiction either meant to be either clearly contempory or make a really obvious statement about the time that it is set?
Some of the the issues that Tilda is facing at the time don't really ring true eith
Steph Bowe
Apr 20, 2010 Steph Bowe rated it it was amazing
Tilda's fifteen and in Grade 10, and with exams and senior secondary school coming up, the pressures on for her to figure out what she's going to do with her life - the problem is, she has no idea what she wants to do. One night, she stumbles across a pregnant elephant seal on the beach, and this chance encounter has a big impact on her life.

I loved this for how real it was. I could so relate to how Tilda felt about her life. It didn't rely on high-drama events to make for an interesting story.
Steve lovell
Oct 17, 2010 Steve lovell rated it really liked it
A book about elephant seals, teenage tribulations and, ultimately, fathers and daughters, this was a treat to read. Set on my own island in the southern seas, it has made me want to visit Dover and look across its bay to Faith, Hope and Charity. A more assured effort than her previous for young adults,'The Spare Room',I was pleased it did not fall into the same traps as so many other novels for this age group on a similar theme. Matilda discovers a seal giving birth on her patch and then later j ...more
This is a book that totally grew on me. It’s about Matilda, (everyone calls her Tilda), who lives in rural Tasmania. She’s far from being a perfect student, though she’s very smart, spending a lot of time wagging school with her boyfriend. Then one day she spots an elephant seal on the nearby beach. The elephant seal, who seems to be far from it’s normal home, is heavily pregnant, and the subsequent birth of her baby ends up turning Tilda’s life completely upside down.

This is very much a book th
Mar 28, 2016 Lynda rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story, gently and evocatively unfolding. But be warned – those not wanting to confront realistic teen issues – family breakdown, the potential for intimate teen relationships, teen pregnancy – steer clear! Tilda (Matilda) Briant, nearly 16, lives in a small, remote Tasmanian coastal town where nothing ever happens. A stranded seal mother, and her new-born pup – both far from home – change Tilda’s life when she becomes involved in protecting them till they are able to leave.
Aug 08, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
What Now, Tilda B? is a captivating tale of helping save the sea life. Tilda is bored with her life and has nothing fun to do. That changes one day, however, when she’s going past the local beach and discovers a whale stranded, and not just any whale, this whale is pregnant. Desperate to save the whale and her baby’s life, she, a rescue crew, and a few friends all camp out on the beach to watch the whales progress back into safety.
Necia Agnew
Tilda B is a great book to read to explore finding out about finding yourself, your friends and your future. It also explores environmental issues and the protection of endangered animals in an interesting and sensitive way.
May 31, 2014 Broken_Heart rated it it was ok
I loved this book so munch. It had evything u could have ever wanted. It is about seals and boys and friends and and and life. I think every one should read at least once or twice.
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Coming of age. Lovely style.
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