The Poetry Girl

by Beverley Dunlop | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0340427221 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdiscoveryloverwing of Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on 8/2/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, August 2, 2008
Withdrawn from a school library. I'm reading this at the moment and will then take to the World Convention being held in Christchurch next year.

Here's the blurb

"Twelve-year-old Natalia lives on a farm and loves the animals, the bush and the river. She hopes her safe life will never change, but worries about staying in the same class for another year, about being too tall and awkward, and about the fearsome quarrels between her parents. She uses poetry to escape from her troubles into the beautiful world of Xanadu and the delightful nonsense of the Mock Turtle. But over the next two years, Natalia discovered that the real world of disturbing bodily changes, sarcastic teachers, hospitals and accidents cannot be held at a distance by words.

THE POETRY GIRL is often funny and sometimes sad; it is a deeply moving and perceptive account of the stormy experience of adolescence."

Journal Entry 2 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, August 3, 2008
Not bad, but not great either. Characters were believable, and the plot kept the book going. One of those ones that if you think it looks ok then you will probably enjoy it, but otherwise its just meh.

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This book is being released for the World Convention being held in Christchurch New Zealand, April 17-19, 2009.

Released 13 yrs ago (4/16/2009 UTC) at Cathedral Grammar School in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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On the NZ table of temptation at the convention.

Released 13 yrs ago (4/24/2009 UTC) at Giant Fish (Welcome to Rakaia sign) in Rakaia, Canterbury New Zealand

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There were a couple of boxes of books left after the convention, so we went out on a wee expedition today to release them around the area.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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Journal Entry 6 by nataty on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
i liked this story very much! easy to read and true-to-life!the story showed me the world with a teenager's eyes...i could feel what a child sees and feels in the world...it will help me when growing up my own kids not to ignore them, but to be part of their life...this is so important for them....i could see what the situations are like for understanding of a child...i was glued to this story)))

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