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Oliver's world has shrunk. It's all about Year 12 finals. It's about that magic 80% average he needs to get into uni, get his dream job and get cashed up. If only he can find a quiet place to study - away from the chaos and mess of living with two small kids and his Mum's booming muffin business.A study break in a small coastal town seems just the ticket. But Sunny Haven R ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 252 pages
Published October 28th 2010 by ReadHowYouWant
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Jess - The Tales Compendium
I was really interested in reading this book because it is set in Perth (where I live) and Busselton (where I have holidayed). In other words, I am familiar with the scenery which is rare as not alot of books are set in Perth so a big shout out to local author AJ Betts! I briefly met Betts once when she came into the book store I was working in. This was before Wavelength had been released which is a pity because now that I have read it, I would have loved to have had the opportunity to tell her ...more
Joséphine
Initial thoughts: Wavelength's subject matter is one many can relate to: stressing out over the need to study. Oliver so badly wanted to get into his choice university course and so set his mind completely on studying. The trouble was that no matter where he went, he came across a lot of distractions, so he packed up for his one week break to spend it at his father's place. Little did he expect even more distractions.

The thing aboutWavelength is that it isn't terribly interesting. To me it read
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Alana
This was a good quick read with really well developed characters. The one criticism I have is that the ending seemed kind of rushed and there wasn't much closure. I get the whole 'start of the journey' thing but I would have liked to know what happened when he got home - if he was different or altered in anyway for his experience. I felt the story could have benefited from a couple more chapters or even an epilogue.

Also, I'm from Perth so I loved reading about places that I had actually been to
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Jammie
Wavelength is a simple story about a normal boy who is just trying to study and get through his exams. Very relatable for high school students. Stress about grades and (for me in QLD) OP's and getting into the university that you want. I can can still relate to the pressure Oliver is under for exams being in university now.
Oliver is a very relatable character for anyone in high school and even university students coming up to their exams. It's a story about life. It's long. Don't stress unneces
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Jia Min
I love this book! Just wish there's more..
It reminds me of my dislike of exams and the slogan "To infinity and beyond!" :)
♥ C.A.Anna ♥
This was a great book. I loved it and i really hope Betts writes another one to this book. This was a great book...even a little educational! And im so recomending to my friends. Great job!
Robyn Mundy
YA. Once again, AJ Betts has nailed a terrific story and portrayed the angst of family dysfunction, broken relationships, a yearning for love and the big life choices facing this Gen Y teenager.
Amanda Curtin
A smart, funny, compassionate story with an appeal way beyond its young adult target readership. I found Oliver engaging and wholly believable, and Mum's muffin business is laugh-out-loud stuff :-)
Trisha
engaging and insightful
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I'm a Perth-based writer who writes realistic fiction for teenagers (14+) but adults enjoy them too. I'm also an English teacher, poet, writer of non-fiction texts, presenter and reader.
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