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Queen Kat, Carmel and St. Jude Get a Life by Maureen McCarthy
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Feb 08, 09

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2009

The writing isn't great, but the characters and their struggles to cope with life at uni are very real. Some parts nearly had me in tears, and at one point I felt too sick to continue reading Jude's section (I had to put the book down and come back to it later). Evoking such strong emotions is, for me, a sign of good storytelling, so even though the narrative and dialogue felt clunky, this book gets four stars.
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message 1: by katie (new)

katie I almost picked up my copy to re-read after I sent this off to you, but then I decided I'd prefer to keep my idealised memory of it. Maybe the clunkiness in dialogue is the Australian-ness? Because it's not something I noticed at the time, anyway. :-? NOW I WANT TO READ IT AND SEE.


Josie I don't think it is the Australian-ness...


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