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y separately published work icon The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie single work   novel   young adult  
Alternative title: The Life of Bindy MacKenzie
Is part of The Ashbury/Brookfield Books Jaclyn Moriarty , 2004 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie
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'Bindy is the smartest girl at Ashbury High. She ranks in the 99.9th percentile in everything she does (including extra-curricular activities - she is casual Employee of the Month every month at Kmart). She is also the kindest girl at Ashbury High. For example:

'Before each school year begins, she memorises departmental outlines of her subjects. That way, she can gently prompt those teachers who forget or stray from the course.

'She reads up on common teen anxieties, and offers lunch-time advisory sessions in a relaxed, convivial setting (the locker room).

'But Bindy suspects that something may be missing - something more than the 0.1 she needs to make the 100th percentile. And, on the first day of Year 11, at the first session of the FAD (Friendship and Development) Project, her worst suspicions are confirmed. Nobody likes her. So Bindy makes a decision. Enough of this compassionate Bindy; she has been wasting her time. The real and ruthless Bindy is about to emerge.'

(Pan Macmillan website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 2006 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 480p.
      ISBN: 9780330422383, 0330422383
Alternative title: Becoming Bindy MacKenzie
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Young Picador ,
      2006 .
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      Extent: 480p.
      ISBN: 0330438840 (pbk.), 9780330438841 (pbk.)

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y separately published work icon Young Adult Literature : From Romance to Realism Michael Cart , United States of America (USA) : American Library Association , 2016 18087037 2016 multi chapter work criticism

'Cart's authoritative survey is already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff. In this new edition he gives it a thorough update to make it even more relevant and comprehensive. Surveying the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this book

  • sketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults;
  • shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;
  • closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, and other key topics;
  • includes updated treatment of best-selling authors like John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth, plus interviews with leaders in the field;
  • presents new and expanded coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction;
  • offers an updated overview of LGBTQ literature for young adults, including Intersex;
  • covers such commercial trends as adult purchasers of YA books and the New Adult phenomenon; andfeatures abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.

'Cart's up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers' advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it's heading.'  (Publication summary)

Happier School Fiction Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 2 2007; (p. 93-94)

— Review of Ten Things I Hate about Me Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2006 single work novel ; My Big Birkett : The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It Lisa Shanahan , 2006 single work novel ; Will Maria Boyd , 2006 single work novel ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
Two Awards for Age Writer Frances Atkinson , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 November 2007; (p. 9)
[Review] The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jenny Evans , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 2 2006; (p. 49)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
Books Kids Merryon Ryall , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 June 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
[Review] The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Natalie Crawford , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 85 no. 9 2006; (p. 46)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 May 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel ; The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
We Should Despise This Know-it-All, but Don't Frances Atkinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 June 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
When Defeating the Bad Guys Becomes Child's Play Ronni Phillips , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 July 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Monkey Undercover Gabrielle Lord , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Ads R Us Claire Carmichael , 2006 single work novel ; Number 8 Anna Fienberg , 2006 single work novel ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
[Review] The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel
Two Awards for Age Writer Frances Atkinson , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 November 2007; (p. 9)
y separately published work icon Young Adult Literature : From Romance to Realism Michael Cart , United States of America (USA) : American Library Association , 2016 18087037 2016 multi chapter work criticism

'Cart's authoritative survey is already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff. In this new edition he gives it a thorough update to make it even more relevant and comprehensive. Surveying the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this book

  • sketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults;
  • shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;
  • closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, and other key topics;
  • includes updated treatment of best-selling authors like John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth, plus interviews with leaders in the field;
  • presents new and expanded coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction;
  • offers an updated overview of LGBTQ literature for young adults, including Intersex;
  • covers such commercial trends as adult purchasers of YA books and the New Adult phenomenon; andfeatures abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.

'Cart's up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers' advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it's heading.'  (Publication summary)

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