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The Resource Laurinda, Alice Pung, (electronic resource)

Laurinda, Alice Pung, (electronic resource)

Label
Laurinda
Title
Laurinda
Statement of responsibility
Alice Pung
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Language
eng
Summary
When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No "Ladies College" after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself. Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity. Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucy's struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity. Shortlisted, 2015 Indie Awards Longlisted, 2015 Stella Prize Shortlisted, 2015 Inky Awards Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Notable Book of the Year for Older Readers Shortlisted, 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards 'Alice Pung totally nails it with Laurinda . Funny, horrifying, and sharp as a serpent's fangs.' —John Marsden 'Pung continues to impress with her nuanced storytelling; Laurinda will surely resonate with anyone who remembers the cliquey, hierarchical nature of the playground.' — Sunday Age 'A candid and powerful exploration of family, culture and class ... it is those of us who take our fortune and privilege for granted that I wish would read this powerful book.' —Readings Monthly 'In her debut novel [Pung] successfully dramatizes the high stakes when an impoverished Chinese girl is parachuted into the private system ... Pung's forceful writing reveals the diverse and often difficult lives of her immigrant compatriots too often hidden away from us by masks of discretion.' —the Age 'Based loosely on Pung's own experiences, the book has an unmissable ring of truth to it, making it all the more compelling and horrifying.' —the Sydney Morning Herald 'Schoolgirl Lucy Lam was one of this year's best characters – smart, hardworking and brave. Pung tackles big issues with a light touch.' — Herald Sun 'Biting yet compassionate' —Books of the Year, Australian Book Review 'Exquisitely sharp' —Books of the Year, the Age Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter and Laurinda and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia . Alice's work has appeared in the Monthly, Good Weekend , the Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin . Alice lives with her husband at Janet Clarke Hall at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently the Artist in Residence
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In Australia, Lucy tries to balance her life at home surrounded by her Chinese immigrant family, with her life at a pretentious private school
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Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2016.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
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ANL
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Pung, Alice
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
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900
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Laurinda, Alice Pung, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781922231581
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  • other
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Laurinda, Alice Pung, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781922231581
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edd5f798-900b-49e8-bb0e-3bccdb25cb97
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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