Have You Seen Ally Queen?
Ally Queen, aged fifteen, is the new kid in a very small town. Uprooted from her comfortable city life and dumped in 'hicksville' she's trying to find her place amongst the bogans, the surfies and the spinach-munching hippies. Life is tough when your closest friend is miles away and deep and meaningful conversations are restricted to the length of a text message. And Ally needs a friend. Her Mum is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and the quiet country life, which was meant to help things, just seems to make them worse. When she meets Rel, the annoying boy next door, it seems she's hit rock bottom. But first impressions can be deceptive and, as Ally learns to relax, she discovers that life needn't be as hard as she makes it.
"Fitzpatrick is a writer to watch. Highly recommended for readers 14-plus." --"West Australian"
Deb Fitzpatrick is the author of 90 packets of instant noodles.