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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Riley Rose doesn't want to be at Spirit Ranch Holiday Camp. Riley wants to be partying with her best friend Chloe at the beautiful Ben Sebatini's house. She has a plan to get away from the jumpsuit-wearing counsellors, the feel-good mantras, do-gooder campers and the monotonous schedule of team-building exercises and outdoor activities.

'But is everything at the Spirit Ranch as it appears? What secrets are waiting for discovery in the abandoned Fraser house? And why doesn't anyone want to talk about the accident that landed the mysterious Dylan in a wheelchair last year?

'Everything Beautiful - a love story about the broken and the broken-hearted.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Works about this Work

Everything Beautiful Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 January 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled January Jones , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 308 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Allison Paterson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 42)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Sex! Religion! Dune Buggies! Or: Why I Wrote 'Everything Beautiful' Simmone Howell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 9)
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Beatrice Paull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 17 no. 1 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Everything Beautiful is the story of Riley Rose, a 'defective daughter and 'insecure teenager', who 'drinks, smokes, falls prey to peer pressure and parties like there is no tomorrow' and is sent to 'a Christian youth camp run by an oppressive counsellor' (Paull, 34). Paull reviews the novel as one that presents 'interesting plot possibilities' and 'rare moments of beauty' however, she finds the narrative 'meandering and predictable' and says that fundamentally, the novel is 'mainstream, fast-food literature for the masses' (34).
Untitled Kathryn Duncan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 February no. 52 2009; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled Joy Lawn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Young Adult Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Deck Your Shelves Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 December 2008; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Mem Fox 2008 single work picture book ; Tiny : A Little Dog on a Big Adventure Jennifer Castles 2008 single work picture book ; Letters to Santa Andrew Daddo 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Forest of Doom and Gloom Robin Gold 2008 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Deltora Emily Rodda 2008 single work children's fiction ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Frances Atkinson recommends 19 titles for Christmas reading; several are by Australian authors.
Dose of Reality Amid the Elves Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel ; Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; A Riddle of Green Isobelle Carmody 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Wizard of Rondo Emily Rodda 2007-2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 December no. 48 2008; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Young Adult Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Deck Your Shelves Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 December 2008; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Mem Fox 2008 single work picture book ; Tiny : A Little Dog on a Big Adventure Jennifer Castles 2008 single work picture book ; Letters to Santa Andrew Daddo 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Forest of Doom and Gloom Robin Gold 2008 single work children's fiction ; Secrets of Deltora Emily Rodda 2008 single work children's fiction ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Frances Atkinson recommends 19 titles for Christmas reading; several are by Australian authors.
Dose of Reality Amid the Elves Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of Finnikin of the Rock Melina Marchetta 2008 single work novel ; Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel ; Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy 2008 single work novel ; A Riddle of Green Isobelle Carmody 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Wizard of Rondo Emily Rodda 2007-2010 single work children's fiction
Everything Beautiful Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 January 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled January Jones , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 308 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Allison Paterson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 42)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Beatrice Paull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 17 no. 1 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Everything Beautiful is the story of Riley Rose, a 'defective daughter and 'insecure teenager', who 'drinks, smokes, falls prey to peer pressure and parties like there is no tomorrow' and is sent to 'a Christian youth camp run by an oppressive counsellor' (Paull, 34). Paull reviews the novel as one that presents 'interesting plot possibilities' and 'rare moments of beauty' however, she finds the narrative 'meandering and predictable' and says that fundamentally, the novel is 'mainstream, fast-food literature for the masses' (34).
Untitled Kathryn Duncan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 February no. 52 2009; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 15 December no. 48 2008; (p. 46-47)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Untitled Joy Lawn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Everything Beautiful Simmone Howell 2008 single work novel
Sex! Religion! Dune Buggies! Or: Why I Wrote 'Everything Beautiful' Simmone Howell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 53 no. 1 2009; (p. 9)
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