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Pung, Alice2014
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When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No "Ladies College" after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself. Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity. Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucy's struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity. 'Alice Pung totally nails it with Laurinda. Funny, horrifying, and sharp as a serpent's fangs.' - John Marsden 'Based loosely on Pung's own experiences, the book has an unmissable ring of truth to it, making it all the more compelling and horrifying.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'Schoolgirl Lucy Lam was one of this year's best characters – smart, hardworking and brave. Pung tackles big issues with a light touch.' - Herald Sun Shortlisted, 2015 Indie Awards Longlisted, 2015 Stella Prize and 2015 Inky Awards A Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Notable Book of the Year for Older Readers Alice Pung is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter. She also edited the collection Growing Up Asian in Australia.
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Laurinda / Alice Pung
Pung, Alice, Author
[Place of publication not identified] : Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd, 2014
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