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Girl Defective by [Howell, Simmone]
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Length: 312 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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"Charming, funny, fun...a delightful journey through an Australian teenager's summer of weird and cool."--Rachel Cohn, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

"Smart. Edgy. Beautifully written. One of my year's favorites."--Melina Marchetta, Printz Medal winner for Jellicoe Road

"Melancholy and haunting, funny and hopeful, and just everything I love in a book."--Trish Doller, author of Where the Stars Still Shine

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We, the Martin family, were like inverse superheroes, marked by our defects. Dad was addicted to beer and bootlegs. Gully had "social difficulties" that manifested in his wearing a pig snout mask 24-7. I was surface clean but underneath a weird hormonal stew was simmering...

It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who bricked the shop window. Bill the Patriarch seems content to drink while the shop slides into bankruptcy. A poster of a mysterious girl and her connection to Luke, the tragi-hot new employee sends Sky on an exploration into the dark heart of the suburb. What begins as a toe-dip into wilder waters will end up changing the frames of Sky's existence. Love is strange. Family Rules. In between there are teenage messes, rock star spawn, violent fangirls, creepy old guys and accidents waiting to happen. If the world truly is going to hell in a hand-basket then at least the soundtrack is kicking.

Sky Martin is Girl Defective: funny, real and dark at the edges.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 871 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Australia (1 March 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AB7B27M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful prose, but doesn't fully live up to it's potential.
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