Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

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.

Buy Girl Defective by Simmone Howell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780330426176
ISBN-10: 0330426176
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Pan Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

Book Reviews - Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Girl Defective book by Simmone Howell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Simmone Howell

Simmone Howell is an award-winning short story-writer, and screenwriter. Her short film Pity24 won an AWGIE award and has screened at film festivals such as the London Australian Film Festival and Los Angeles Shorts Fest. She is published around the world and has a dedicated following of readers.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Girl Defective by Simmone Howell also bought the following titles:

Forget Me Not by Tom Holloway
Paperback / softback, April 2013
$20.69 $22.99
Evan'S Gallipoli by Kerry Greenwood
Paperback / softback, March 2013
$14.39 $15.99
Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild
Paperback / softback, August 2013
$16.19 $17.99

Books By Simmone Howell

Notes from the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
Paperback / softback, October 2006
$15.25 $16.95
Take Three Girls by Simmone Howell
Paperback / softback, August 2017
$17.09 $18.99
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell
Hardback, September 2014
$33.27 $36.97
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
Paperback / softback, November 2008