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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Butterfly
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'Here is Plum Coyle, on the threshold of adolescence, striving to be new. Her fourteenth birthday is approaching: her old life and her old body will fall away, and she will become graceful, powerful, at ease. The strength in the objects she stores in a briefcase under her bed - a crystal lamb, a yoyo, an antique watch, a penny - will make sure of it.

'Over the next couple of weeks, Plum's life will change. Her beautiful neighbour Maureen will begin to show her how she might fly. The older brothers she adores - the charismatic Justin, the enigmatic Cydar - will court catastrophe in worlds that she barely knows exist. And her friends - her worst enemies - will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down.

'Who ever forgets what happens when you're fourteen?' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Starred Book in The Horn Book Magazine 86:4 (July/August 2010).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hamish Hamilton , 2009 .
      Extent: 214p.
      ISBN: 9780241015421
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hamish Hamilton ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 214p.
      ISBN: 9780241144466 0241144469
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      image of person or book cover 4210569778088365027.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 September 2009
      ISBN: 9780143203056
    • Somerville, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Candlewick Press ,
      2010 .
      Extent: 232p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 9780763647605
Alternative title: Sommerfugl
Language: Norwegian
    • Oslo,
      c
      Norway,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cappelen Damm ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 223p.
      ISBN: 9788202295875

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Adolescent Occultism and the Philosophy of Things in Three Novels Samuel Finegan , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 8 no. 1 2015;
'The association of adolescence with supernatural belief is not new. Many social research texts position paranormal belief within the liminality of adolescence – something tested and later outgrown. The particularly North American phenomena of ‘legend tripping,’ for instance, where ‘to test [a] legend, legend trippers will often mark their visits [to sites of urban legends] with specific activities designed to invoke supernatural powers,’ is practiced primarily by older teens and college-age youths as shown by Donald Holly and Casey Cordy in ‘What’s in a Coin?’ and confirmed by Sylvia Ann Grider in ‘Children’s Ghost Stories’.2 Alison Waller’s book Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism similarly attests to the appeal of the supernatural in books written for and about young people. Criticism of these works, however, tends to sideline supernatural content as a site of inquiry and instead ‘prioritise a rational reading of the fantastic focussing on socio-physiological development of adolescents. Magic is explained away as a purely imaginative product of awakened sexuality, and ghosts are read as fabricated alter egos.' (Author's introduction)
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— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 16 August vol. 257 no. 32 2010; (p. 55)

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— Appears in: Booklist , 1 May vol. 106 no. 17 2010; (p. 76)

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— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 59 2010; (p. 62-65)
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There's No Place Like Home Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 April 2012; (p. 18)
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