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UNSOLVED: One specific book > A girl, after a VERY specific number of times being lied to/ignored/forgotten goes into rage

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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris | 4 comments Read a book as a kid (think the genre was YA/young adult (teens)) where one character is a girl who after a VERY specific number of times being lied to/ignored/forgotten goes into rage. I feel like it's Paul Jennings or similar. Probably read it in the 90s in Australia. After the 'rage' happens once as a girl her family knows (as she grows up to become a mom and more) to be afraid because every time they misstep she would whisper under her breath a number (sequential counting until she hits a very specific number of times and then rages out). I think the number she hit was something related to her birthday or something...


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36481 comments Mod
Chris, what does the girl do when she goes into a rage? Is she being lied to/ignored/forgotten by parents, siblings and/or friends? Can you give examples? (Spoilers are okay - just give us a clear warning before revealing a spoiler.)

Author mentioned by Chris - Paul Jennings


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris | 4 comments Good question. From memory she destroys everything around her. Flips tables etc etc. then at the end she super calm and collected and her ‘internal timer’ sets back to 0.


message 4: by Chris (new)

Chris | 4 comments And yes she counts ‘up’ for all of the above i think but esp being lied too...


message 5: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump for Chris. I’d like to know what this is, too.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump for Chris again.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Any luck, Chris?


message 12: by Chris (new)

Chris | 4 comments Rosa wrote: "Any luck, Chris?"
Nope, none as yet! haha I'm certain i didn't imagine it... ;P


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Oh, I do hope it's found.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5232 comments Bump.


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