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Julia Lawrinson

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Julia Lawrinson is an Australian writer of children's and young adult fiction. Her debut novel Obsession (Fremantle Press, 2001) won the Western Australian Premier's Prize for Young Adult Writing: since then her work has been shortlisted for numerous awards. Her latest book for children was the Flyaway Girls (Puffin 2015). Her latest book for young adults is Before You Forget (PenguinRandomHouse 2017).

Delightful December

Dear Reader, it has been an eventful year from this end of the computer, on the writing front as well as all others.


I had two peak life experiences in the form of taking part in Big Sky in Geraldton and the Ubud Writers Festival in Bali, both assisted by writingWA, a small organisation that does huge things for Western Australian writers. I visited a bunch of schools and libraries before, durin...

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Average rating: 3.55 · 960 ratings · 182 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Losing It

3.57 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Bye, Beautiful

3.18 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2006
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Before You Forget

3.64 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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The Push

3.25 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Chess Nuts

3.78 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Skating the Edge

4.20 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2002
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Obsession

3.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2001
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Suburban Freak Show

3.03 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Flyaway Girls

4.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Delightful December

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Julia Lawrinson and 1 other person liked Gabby's review of Before You Forget:
Before You Forget by Julia Lawrinson
"4.5 stars! Such a touching read!
Spoiler free review will be up on my blog soon; alwaysandforeverreading.wordpress.com"
Julia Lawrinson and 5 other people liked Miffy's review of A Shadow's Breath:
A Shadow's Breath by Nicole Hayes
"The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading books that have a momen..." Read more of this review »
Julia Lawrinson and 11 other people liked Trisha's review of A Shadow's Breath:
A Shadow's Breath by Nicole Hayes
"Very intense and suspenseful. Also deals with some tough issues, and spills some shocks by the end.

Effective use of the 'now' and 'then' framing.

Of course, I cried."
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The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina
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A cracking story, brilliant characters (especially Ashala herself), and an interrogation of (see what I did there?!) moral responsibility that is unusual in its complexity.
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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
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“They say you see stars, when you hit the back of your head like that, but Billy was facing upwards, and he could not tell whether the stars in his eyes were from the pulsing whites of country stars. There is nothing like the night sky in the country, the spongy purple of it, the stars with their own heartbeats, the things out there that you cannot see.”
Julia Lawrinson, Bye, Beautiful

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