Kate McCaffrey i(6 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Kate McCaffrey grew up in Perth’s northern suburbs. She has a degree in English and Art and a diploma in Education.

Awards for Works

Crashing Down 2014 single work novel young adult

'Lucy is in Year 12 and under pressure to succeed. The last thing she needs now is an intense boyfriend. Breaking up with Carl feels like the only way to keep her dreams on track.

'But good decisions can have bad consequences.

' And leaving Carl is going to be a whole lot harder than Lucy could ever have imagined.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2015 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
In Ecstasy 2008 single work novel young adult

'Mia and Sophie have been best friends forever — but that’s all about to change. Experimenting with alcohol, flirting with boys, and dabbling in drugs, their lives quickly spiral out of control. There is little currently available for young readers — and their parents — that accurately reflects both the appeal and the consequences of drug use from a teenage perspective, making this an important and valuable novel.' (Publication summary)

2008 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
Destroying Avalon 2006 single work novel young adult 'When Avalon moves to the city her life is turned upside down. Starting at a new high school, she finds herself at the centre of a brutal cyber-bullying campaign. She is inundated with obscene text messages, and subject to increasingly vicious web site postings, as things spiral out of control. Miserable and isolated, Avalon relies on a small group of new friends. But as the threats escalate, is anyone safe?' - back cover
2007 winner Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Avis Page Award
2006 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
2006 highly commended Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
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