One Whole and Perfect Day

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Allen & Unwin, 2006 - 286 páginas
Freakish, thought Lily; that was the word for her family. Not freaks exactly, but all peculiar in their own way. And Lily had always been the sensible one. Sometimes she wished she could be like the other girls in her year  Maybe she should fall in love. What could be less sensible than that?

Fall in love? Ridiculous! But when she saw Daniel Steadman and their eyes caught, only for a second, the tiny encounter gave Lily a strange light woozy feeling inside her head. It made her brain feel funny, like a tablet fizzing, dissolving away inside a water glass

'It's a rare enough thing to find even one truly distinct and fascinating character in a novel, but Judith Clarke has with secret ease created a dozen such in this book, from teenagers to grandparents, magically linked by a dozen different dilemmas, all leading beautifully from one to another and fitting together so endearingly.' - Ursula Dubosarsky
 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - fefferbooks - LibraryThing

Pretty good. A different sort of story, for a YA novel, which was a nice change of pace. Not overly romantic, or melodramatic, and not set in any kind of dystopian/futuristic/dysfunctional society ... Leer comentario completo

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Most of us have experienced some time in our lives when we wished we could change our families. A brief moment in which they would either disappear or magically change overnight. It is often the ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 110 - Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form; Then, have I reason to be fond of grief ? Fare you well: had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do.
Página 24 - WEE, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie ! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi...
Página 160 - Then he leaned his head back against the seat and closed his eyes.
Página 33 - Jeremiah went back into the living room and sat down on the sofa to think.
Página 31 - ... her over from the top of her head to the tips of her toes.
Página 23 - A Hen With Golden Eggs. Put a hen in a saucepan over very high heat. It should be covered with cold water, and when it is about to boil . . . In his room at Mrs Rasmussen's Boarding House for Gentlemen, Lonnie was reading too.

Acerca del autor (2006)

Judith Clarke was born in Sydney and educated at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University in Canberra.  She has worked as a teacher and librarian, and in Adult Education in Victoria and New South Wales. She now lives in Melbourne.

A major force in YA fiction both in Australia and internationally, Judith Clarke's novels include the multi-award-winning Wolf on the Fold, as well as Friend of my Heart, Night Train, Starry Nights, and the very popular and funny Al Capsella series. She is unsurpassed in her ability to convey complex emotional states with acute understanding and compassion. Her most recent novel, Kalpana's Dream, was recently named an Honor Book in the prestigious Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards.

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