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An unforgettable story of young love and teenage pregnancy; winner of the Carnegie Medal.

DEAR NOBODY by Berlie Doherty, winner of the Carnegie Medal, is the moving story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.
This compelling story is beautifully told from two points of view, brilliantly evoking the feelings of both Helen, in a series of letters to the unborn baby, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives the events of their relationship while Helen is in labour.
'I have never read a book that evokes so vividly how it feels to be a teenager in love.' Daily Telegraph
The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141368948

    January 30, 2017

    Puffin

    160 pages

    RRP $21.00

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The Girl Who Saw Lions
War Girls
The Starburster Stories
The Company of Ghosts
The Windspinner
The Starburster
The Humming Machine
The Snow Queen: A Magic Beans Story
Magic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the Storybag
Haunted
Treason
Abela
Deep Secret
Tilly Mint Tales

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