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About a Girl by Joanne Horniman

About a girl by Joanne Horniman. Pub. Allen&Unwin, 2010.

Sometimes falling in love and finding a life partner fills people with terror. It fills Anna with terror and she feels she will never meet anybody.

Anna feels like this because from an early age she understood that she liked girls. While her best friend was a gifted boy, it was girls that pulled all the switches and rang all the bells. Not just girls but heterosexual girls.

This is a book in three parts. In part one Anna meets musician, Flynn, and is smitten. She contrives to meet her and a relationship starts that will thrill and terrify her in equal portions.

In Part 2 Anna tells of her early life at home in Canberra and the influences on her life. She tells of her mother and fathers split, her relationships with her brother and her sister, and her relationship with her father’s new partner.

Part 3 returns to Anna’s relationship with Flynn and the surprise that Flynn has in store for her.

While reading this book I was reminded of  a novel by M.E. Kerr called Deliver us from Evie. Like Evie, Anna is torn to bits by her relationship and needs to get her real self out into the open.

To see if she does this, you will have to read this book. You will not regret it. I was pleased it had such a positive ending.

Not for everybody but essentially senior secondary and young adult in appeal. I enjoyed it.

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