Girl Defective

By HOWELL, Simmone

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ISBN
9781442497603
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2014  |  Grades and Up

Gr 9 Up—Australian author Howell brings stateside her intriguing story of a coming-of-age summer for 15-year-old Skylark Martin. The teen lives above the family record store in a small Melbourne suburb with her home-brewing, stuck-in-the-past father, and endearing younger brother, Gully, whose social issues have manifested as an obsession with being a detective and near-permanent wearing of a pig-snout mask. Sky is bl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

From the roof of her father's failing used record store, fifteen-year-old Sky and her glamorous older friend Nancy spy a poster of a beautiful but sad-looking girl whose image lingers in Sky's dreams. When Sky learns that Mia, the girl in the picture, was found dead in nearby St. Kilda harbor--and that Mia's brother now works in the record store--she wants to learn more, particularly after a brusque classmate informs her that Mia had been "gypped" by the police, who called her death an accident. This search fo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Sky and her older friend Nancy spy a poster of a girl, Mia, whose image lingers in Sky's dreams. When Sky ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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