The Astrid Notes

The Astrid Notes

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Astrid Bell
Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright.

Jacob Skalicky.
Trust-fund kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again.

Are they polar opposites? In his grief and fury at the world, Jacob certainly thinks so.

But when Jacob loses everything and Astrid uncovers a shocking family secret, they may need each other to make sense of their lives.


'A heartfelt story about perseverance, believing in yourself, family and love, The Harper Effect did not disappoint. Bashford kept me hooked from the first page.' Teenreads

'This novel is the kind of book that makes me want to be a better writer . . . Beautifully written, this story will stick with me for a long, long time.' Tara Gilboy, author of Unwritten
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 23mm | 256g
  • Pan Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 1760552216
  • 9781760552213

About Taryn Bashford

Taryn is the author of The Harper Effect and currently lives on the Sunshine Coast with a family that includes teen children and a highly-strung dog. Taryn's lived on four continents, meaning her job experience has been varied: an advertising sales rep, a ski chalet chef, a late-night newsreader and the CEO of an internet company, but writing and Australia are her true loves. Taryn is currently working on her PhD in Creative
Writing while tutoring undergraduates and writing more novels. When she's not writing or teaching, she's training for triathlons in the hope they will compensate for the fact she spends ten hours a day sitting on her tushie.
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81 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (28)
3 22% (18)
2 9% (7)
1 1% (1)
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