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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Notes from the Teenage Underground
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'Taking their anti-social edge one step further, seventeen-year-old Gem and her friends Mira and Lo have decided to go Underground. Their activities will be "extreme", "anti-establishment", "avant-garde" and "debauched".

While Gem makes an underground film and Mira sets about pursuing "boys-without-barcodes" no one knows what it is that Lo – the most subversive of the three – has planned. But in the back of her mind, Gem's worried. She feels the balance of the trio's friendship is always weighted against her. And as the weeks draw closer to Christmas, appearances start to deceive and relationships flounder. For all the promise of the group, Underground seems a dark place to be.

It will take great films, bad poetry and a pantheon of inspirational guides – from Andy Warhol to Germaine Greer – to help Gem work out the true meaning of friendship, where family fits in, and that the best parts of life aren't always underground.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

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Untitled Martin Turner , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Les Strong , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 2 2007; (p. 28)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 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
Untitled Bill Wootton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 15 no. 1 2007; (p. 29)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 51 no. 1 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Passionate Worlds Kathy Kozlowski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 285 2006; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Monica Bloom Nick Earls , 2006 single work novel ; Ten Things I Hate about Me Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2006 single work novel ; The Birthmark Beth Montgomery , 2006 single work novel ; Will Maria Boyd , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel ; On the Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta , 2006 single work novel ; Red Spikes Margo Lanagan , 2006 selected work short story ; One Whole and Perfect Day Judith Clarke , 2006 single work novel ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Untitled 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 2 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
Books Kids Poppy Gee , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 November 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
The Trouble with Hyphens Angie Schiavone , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 December 2006; (p. 35)

— Review of Ten Things I Hate about Me Randa Abdel-Fattah , 2006 single work novel ; The Secret Life of Maeve Lee Kwong Kirsty Murray , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel ; Rose By Any Other Name Maureen McCarthy , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 21 no. 5 2006; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Notes from the Teenage Underground Simmone Howell , 2006 single work novel
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