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y separately published work icon Goodbye Jamie Boyd single work   novella   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Goodbye Jamie Boyd
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'Anna and Jamie are inseparable, the brother and sister team who face the world, their family and school together. Their love for each other is bigger than anything else they know and stronger than any ordinary bond. It is Jamie who challenges Anna throughout her life; Jamie who drives her to do things and makes her grow up, Jamie who dares her to jump off Ben Hall's Rock, smoke weed and drive fast round Carrot Wash Bend. When Anna Boyd kills her brother, what follows next is a revelation to all, most especially to Anna.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • A novel in verse form.
  • Dedication: For Holly.
  • Shortlisted for the Bologna White Raven Award.

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Fractured Soul Breaks Sibling Bond Jason Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 August 2012; (p. 12)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
Untitled Esmé Kidd , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 2 2009; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
[Untitled] Christy Fulcher , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 17 no. 1 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
Fulcher points out that Elizabeth Fensham 'does not shy away from a gritty theme' and Goodbye Jamie Boyd focuses on mental illness in a story that 'connects the reader intimately to the sixteen year old protagonist Anna', who admits on the first page, "Before I killed him, my brother was my best friend". (Fulcher, 36). Fulcher says that while 'the lilting verse and poignant portrait of this young girl's struggle with mental illness is a pleasure to read', the text's conclusion is disappointing. She says that the 'rehabilitation and management of her schizophrenia and cutting habit appears too easy' and that 'it may be misleading to present a recovery that is so effortless' in relation to such a serious issue (36).
Untitled Lee Finkelstein , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 8)
Under Age Ruth Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 August 2008; (p. 31)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella ; Special Kev Christopher McKimmie , 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Hilary Adams , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 24)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
Off the Shelf : Young Adult Fiction Thuy On , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 October 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella
Missing Persons Ruth Starke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 306 2008; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Goodbye Jamie Boyd Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work novella ; Saltwater Moons Julie Gittus , 2008 single work novel ; Murderer's Thumb Beth Montgomery , 2008 single work novel
Elizabeth Fensham Elizabeth Fensham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 8)
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