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At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip - and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which rules to break

'I'm Peta Lyre,' I mumble. Look people in the eye if you can, at least when you greet them. I try, but it's hard when she is smiling
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Paperback, 248 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Allen & Unwin
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cake and madness
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an advance copy of this book, and dear God, I felt so SEEN. I have the same "alphabet" as Peta and the author (ASD/ADHD/SPD). I deeply understood every single "I have no idea what the social convention is here so I'm going to fall back on what my psych taught me" situation Peta went through, her anxiety spirals, and feeling like she can never quite get it right despite trying so hard to implement the lessons from therapy. Not to mention all the flashbacks with various adults ...more
Indy
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of this and gosh its really really lovely.

Its a beautiful, heart felt read that I just couldnt get enough of.

I myself am in the process of awaiting a diagnosis for some of the same alphabet as the author and the main character (Autism Spectrum) and I felt so so very seen.

Would highly recommend to each and every teenager, its just full of colourful, amazing characters and gorgeous story.
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Anna Whateley writes young adult and childrens fiction. She holds a PhD in Literature from Queensland University of Technology and has studied and worked in both in Australia and the UK.

She also enjoys teaching future teachers, parenting future adults, and reading her work to two exceptionally patient dogs.
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