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Hating Alison Ashley.

By: Klein, Robin, 1936-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Puffin Books Australia, 1998ISBN: 0140316728 (pbk.); 9780140316728.Subject(s): Premiers' Reading Challenge : 5-6 | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 7-8
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Junior Fiction J KLEI Available IA2027445
Junior Deer Park Library (DIY)
Classics Collection – Children's
Junior Fiction J KLEI Available IA2027446
Junior St Albans Library
Classics Collection – Children's
Junior Fiction J KLEI Available IA2027447
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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7 Sixth-grader Erica Yurkin, a.k.a. Erk, Yuk and Gherkin, knows that she will change her name once she leaves disadvantaged Barringa East Primary School and becomes an actress. She has always felt superior to everyone in her schooluntil redistricting brings beautiful, perfect and self-assured Alison Ashley to the sixth grade. Erica hates her from the very first. A series of events makes her realize that, although Alison has material things, her mother is never there for her, while Erica has the love and devotion of her family. The two become friends. Although peppered with Australian slang, Hating Alison Ashley is a solid school story with characters and situations to which American readers will relate. Lucy Marx, Louisville Free Public Library, Ky. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Set in Australia, this funny, sensitive novel portrays an insecure girl's determination to outshine an attractive new classmate who seems to have everything.

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