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  • Published: 3 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781741661552
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Starfish Sisters




Four girls united by a love of surfing and the desire to reach the top of their game . . .

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?

  • Published: 3 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781741661552
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

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, Pig Boy and Pretty Girl. 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 and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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Praise for Starfish Sisters

Winner of the Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature 2006

Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers 2006

Praise for THE STORY OF TOM BRENNAN:

‘It kept getting more exciting every time you turned the page . . . it was the best book EVER to read.' - Hannah McKenzie, 12, Random House Book Buddies Club

‘...The author has captured perfectly the dialogue of adolescent girls’ - Anne Briggs, MAGPIES

Praise for FAKING SWEET:

‘This novel is guaranteed to captivate teenage girls who enjoy the Australian beach culture.’ MAGPIES

‘Starfish Sisters is no fluffy girl-power yarn. The action moves at a lively clip and the struggles and successes are hard-won. My scalp was prickling with excitement at the final scenes. Definitely one for the beach bag this summer.’ SUNDAY AGE

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