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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Aliki Says
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'Aliki Says, which is aimed at older teenage readers, follows the story of two cousins, Aliki and Liza, who are heading into their final year of school. Inseparable, the girls are suddenly pulled apart by a family secret and adults who keep making decisions without consulting them.

The novel opens with Liza heading to Greece with her mother to collect her grandmother, Ara, and bring her back to live with them in Australia. However, Ara is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a fact which Liza's mother wishes to keep secret.

Meanwhile, back in Australia, Liza's cousin Aliki is having troubles of her own. Her father accepts a job out of Sydney and insists that Aliki has to go with them. Not only is she about to be ripped apart from Liza, her friends, and everything she knows in her final year of school, Aliki is growing tired of her father's coldness to her and his refusal to talk about her mum, who died in a car accident.

The novel's third main character is the gutsy but broken Yiayia Ara. Trying to remain whole, both age and a guilty conscience are sneaking up on her. It isn't until Yiayia Ara and Aliki disappear that anyone starts to listen to what they have to say.

Set mainly in Sydney the novel moves from airport lounges to beach side theatres, from Leichardt's famous gelato bars to moonlight picnics in cemeteries. It involves trips to Greece, both in the present and in the past. It shows us that out past is sometimes repeated in the present.' (From publisher's website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2006 .
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      Extent: 292p.
      ISBN: 1741662060, 9781741662061

Works about this Work

Too Grim for Teenagers? Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Woolvs in the Sitee Margaret Wild , 2005 single work picture book ; Bye, Beautiful Julia Lawrinson , 2006 single work novel ; Living Next to Lulah Nette Hilton , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Losing It Lizzie Wilcock , 2006 single work novel ; Mama's Trippin' Katy Watson-Kell , 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
[Review] Aliki Says Joy Lawn , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 2 2006; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
Books Kids Elli Housden , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 May 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Sally Harding , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 21 no. 2 2006; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
A Splash of Genres Pam Macintyre , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 282 2006; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Incurable : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , 2005 single work novel ; Cat's Mountain Allan Baillie , 2006 single work novel ; Dreamrider Barry Jonsberg , 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair , 2006 single work novel ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman , 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks , 2006 single work novel ; The Red Shoe Ursula Dubosarsky , 2006 single work novel ; Sir Thursday Garth Nix , 2006 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sandy Campbell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 85 no. 9 2006; (p. 46)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
A Splash of Genres Pam Macintyre , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 282 2006; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Incurable : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden , 2005 single work novel ; Cat's Mountain Allan Baillie , 2006 single work novel ; Dreamrider Barry Jonsberg , 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair , 2006 single work novel ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman , 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks , 2006 single work novel ; The Red Shoe Ursula Dubosarsky , 2006 single work novel ; Sir Thursday Garth Nix , 2006 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sally Harding , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 21 no. 2 2006; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
Too Grim for Teenagers? Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Woolvs in the Sitee Margaret Wild , 2005 single work picture book ; Bye, Beautiful Julia Lawrinson , 2006 single work novel ; Living Next to Lulah Nette Hilton , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Losing It Lizzie Wilcock , 2006 single work novel ; Mama's Trippin' Katy Watson-Kell , 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Books Kids Elli Housden , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 May 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Aliki Says Irini Savvides , 2006 single work novel
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