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Stunning young adult fiction from the author of The Story of Tom Brennan, winner of the 2006 CBC Award for Older Readers. Georgie, Kia, Micki and Ace are thrown together at an elite girls' surfing camp. They're not friends straight away there's jealousy, insecurity, secrets and lies to deal with first. Yet they soon realise that they need to stick together, because their friendship brings out the best in each of them. But will they all make the grade?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741661552
ISBN-10: 1741661552
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Starfish Sisters by J.C. Burke - Reviewed by (20 Mar 2010)

Four girls worlds collide at a surfing camp for elite young female surfers. At first they are separated by jealousy, secrets and differences, but soon they become good friends and a team. They stick together, encourage each other and face each others problems as one. But will they all be good enough to be chosen for the next team? The girls will have to stay focused on their surfing to do this, and keep their friends that matter close. This is a fabulous book about friendship, and the troubles and secrets that can create a wall in friendships, but this book shows that these walls can be knocked down. This was one of my favourite books, and I couldn't wait to read the second one!


Author Biography - J.C. Burke

J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl and Pig Boy. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature. It is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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