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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2011:
"The author's keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys...A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller."

Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books, April 2011:
"Silvey's sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humour, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status."

Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2011:
"The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realised—suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic—with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011:
"Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield."



From the Hardcover edition.

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About the Author

CRAIG SILVEY wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, at the age of 19. It became a bestseller and was chosen as the "One Book" for the Perth International Writers Festival. Craig is the singer/songwriter for the band The Nancy Sikes! and lives in Fremantle, Australia.

Reviews

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2011 "The author's keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys...A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller." Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2011: "Silvey's sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status." Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2011: "The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized--suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic--with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface." Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011: "Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield." From the Hardcover edition. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2011 "The author s keen ear for dialogue is evident in the humorous verbal sparring between Charlie and Jeffrey, typical of smart 13-year-old boys...A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller." Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2011: "Silvey s sure-footed, evocative prose, intelligent humor, and careful plot structuring may well ensure this Aussie import lasting status." Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2011: "The mood and atmosphere of the 1960s small-town Australian setting is perfectly realized suspenseful, menacing, and claustrophobic with issues of race and class boiling just below the surface." Starred Review, School Library Journal, June 2011: "Silvey is a master of wit and words, spinning a coming-of-age tale told through the mind of a young Holden Caulfield."" " "From the Hardcover edition.""

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