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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Beautiful Mess
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'Since Ava lost Kelly, things haven’t been going so well. Even before she gets thrown out of school for shouting at the principal, there’s the simmering rage and all the weird destructive choices. The only thing going right for Ava is her job at Magic Kebab.

'Which is where she meets Gideon. Skinny, shy, anxious Gideon. A mad poet and collector of vinyl records with an aversion to social media. He lives in his head. She lives in her grief. The only people who can help them move on with their lives are each other.' (Synopsis)

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  • For...

    seventeen-year-old Liam,

    sixteen-year-old Dave,

    fifteen-year-old Steve.

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 304p.
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      • Published 28 August 2017

      ISBN: 9781925498547

Works about this Work

[Review] Beautiful Mess Allison Paterson , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 12)

— Review of Beautiful Mess Claire Christian , 2017 single work novel

'Life can be very messy. Trauma or tragedy can leave you broken. Life can also be very beautiful. Sometimes you need just the right person to stand by your side at the time you need them most.' (Introduction) 

Off-course Navigation Angela Crocombe , 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 97 no. 1 2017; (p. 16)

'Claire Christian's 2016 Text Prize winner Beautiful Mess (Text,September) is about two misfits who help each other through the raw pain of adolescence. Reviewer Angela Crocombe spoke to the author' (Introduction)

[Review] Beautiful Mess Allison Paterson , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 12)

— Review of Beautiful Mess Claire Christian , 2017 single work novel

'Life can be very messy. Trauma or tragedy can leave you broken. Life can also be very beautiful. Sometimes you need just the right person to stand by your side at the time you need them most.' (Introduction) 

Off-course Navigation Angela Crocombe , 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 97 no. 1 2017; (p. 16)

'Claire Christian's 2016 Text Prize winner Beautiful Mess (Text,September) is about two misfits who help each other through the raw pain of adolescence. Reviewer Angela Crocombe spoke to the author' (Introduction)

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