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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 That's Why I Wrote This Song
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Girls, boys, music - great mix! And who hasn't dreamed of being in a rock band? And what could be better than hooking up with your besties and forming an all-girl band. That's what Pip, Irina, Karen and Angie did when they formed their band Not Perfect. These are four different girls lead very different lives, but when they come together and play, they are as one. These girls rock. - Publishers blurb, HarperCollins website (Sighted 11/12/07)

Notes

  • Lyrics for the songs 'Psycho Dad' and 'I Wanna be Found' written and sung by Tory Gervay. Film clip of the song 'Psycho Dad' written and directed by Rachel Guerry. The songs and film clip can be accessed from the author's website http://www.sgervay.com
  • 'While That's Why I Wrote This Song remains true to the literary tradition of text, it has taken a new direction, uniting lyrics, music and film within the book.' Susanne Gervay, 'Young Adult Literature : A New Direction', Newswrite : The Newsletter of the New South Wales Writers' Centre 172 (2007):7
  • Dedication: To Tory with love - Mum/ To an amazing woman who has been through so much, yet still managed to come out on top. My friend, my rock, my hero, my mum - Tory

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2007 .
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      Extent: 314p.
      Note/s:
      • On title page: Lyrics by Tory Garvey
      ISBN: 0207200866, 9780207200861 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Writing Social Justice Through Fiction Susanne Gervay , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 34-35)
Untitled Judith Way , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 24-25)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Ernie Tucker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 42 no. 3 2007; (p. 93)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 51 no. 4 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
[Untitled] Bernadette Welch , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
Teen Angst a Delight for the Senses Angie Schiavone , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel ; Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight Nick Earls , Rebecca Sparrow , 2007 single work novel ; Scatterheart Lili Wilkinson , 2007 single work novel
[Untitled] Lyn Linning , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 22 no. 4 2007; (p. 41)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
Crossing Mediums : That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 16-17)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
[Untitled] Bernadette Welch , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 15 no. 3 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Judithe Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 51 no. 4 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of That's Why I Wrote This Song Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work novel
That's Why I Wrote This Book Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 60)
Young Adult Literature : A New Direction Susanne Gervay , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , August no. 172 2007; (p. 7)
Parenting by the Book Victor Violante , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 2007; (p. 3)
Writing Social Justice Through Fiction Susanne Gervay , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 34-35)
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