Preloved

Preloved

3.71 (722 ratings by Goodreads)
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A sassy ghost story with a Chinese twist.

Amy has enough to deal with for one lifetime. A superstitious Chinese mother. A best friend whose mood changes as dramatically as her hair colour. A reputation for being strange. The last thing she needs is to be haunted by someone only she can see. Logan is a ghost from the Eighties. He could be dangerous. He's certainly annoying. He might also be Amy's dream boy.

Short-listed in theYoung Adult Fiction category of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Short-listed forthe 2012 SCWBI Crystal Kite Awards
Notable Book forOlder Readers at the 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 199mm | 256g
  • Black Dog Books
  • Australia
  • 1742031900
  • 9781742031903
  • 940,888

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Preloved is an entertaining, light read. * Magpies Magazine * An interesting book about why children may end up in foster care, with real insights into the difficulties of a childhood littered with complications. * Reading Time * Sue Lawson's novels for young adults reflect her empathy, familiarity with their behaviour and knowledge of the disadvantages some have to contend with. Pan, the protagonist and narrator, is a convincing and memorable character. * Magpies * ...Preloved is brilliant. Funny and honest and all kinds of awesome. -- Steph Bower Preloved is an engaging read about a girl stuck on the precipice of yesterday and today, not sure whether to fall back or leap forward. * Aussie Reviews *
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About Shirley Marr

Shirley Marr wishes she were many things. Like the front woman of a hot band rocking an audience in an ultra-short mini, but unfortunately she's tone deaf with appalling emo poetry skills. It's a good thing then that writing is her biggest, maddest love. Shirley writes what she describes as tragedy-comedy-drama YA fiction with "Mad-Bad-Little-Miss-Lady-Macbeths". She is the author of the YA novels Fury and Preloved. Shirley is an accountant by day and a writer by night. She also has a website: www.shirleymarr.net
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722 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 30% (220)
4 30% (217)
3 25% (181)
2 9% (66)
1 5% (38)
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