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240 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

PDF, $6.95 (US $6.95) (CA $9.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780702262371

Rights: AU & NZ

University Of Queensland Press (Jun 2019)
University of Queensland Press


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A heartfelt tale about courage, self-acceptance and the power of friendship.When thirteen-year-old Samantha moves to a new town, she decides to reinvent herself. She wants to be called SJ now. She’s going to be cool and mysterious. But above all, she’s going to pretend to be healthy.SJ suffers from chronic eczema and allergies – she’s sick of doctors’ appointments and tests, sick of itchiness and pain, sick of looking different, feeling different. All SJ wants is to be ‘normal’. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep her illness a secret. After all, would new friend Livvy or cute boy Sam still want to hang out with her if they knew the truth?

Author Biography

Allayne L. Webster is an internationally published children’s and young adult author. She also plays guitar, writes music and sings; sometimes she illustrates. Allayne is the proud recipient of three arts grants, has been shortlisted for various literary awards, and has had two Notable Books in the CBCA Awards. Allayne served for ten years as a board member of the Salisbury Writers’ Festival and is currently on the board of the Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books. She is also a South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassador and loves to visit schools to talk to students about reading and writing. Allayne is not a fan of housework. She believes in cleaning fairies.