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Beautiful Mess

Since Ava lost Kelly, things haven’t been going so well. Even before she gets thrown out of school for shouting at the principal, there’s the simmering rage and all the weird destructive choices. The only thing going right for Ava is her job at Magic Kebab.

Which is where she meets Gideon. Skinny, shy, anxious Gideon. A mad poet and collector of vinyl records with an aversion to social media. He lives in his head. She lives in her grief. The only people who can help them move on with their lives are each other.

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About the Author

Claire Christian is a novelist and playwright who lives in Brisbane. She has had three plays published by Playlab, and her play Bloom was shortlisted for the Griffin Award in 2009. She was one of the YWCA Queensland 100 leading women in 2013.

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Extent:
304pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
28 August 2017
ISBN:
9781925498547
AU Price:
$19.99
NZ Price:
$26.00
Reading age:
14+
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Praise for Claire Christian
andBeautiful Mess

‘A raw, affecting coming-of-age story that starts a conversation about mental health.‘

‘Claire is such a lovely bubble of positivity. I’m excited to see what she brings to Aussie YA.‘ 

Beautiful Mess is a stunning read. Claire Christian has delivered a raw and moving debut with beautifully flawed, well-drawn characters who you can’t help but fall in love with.’

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    ISBN: 9781925410785
    28 August 2017
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