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'Seventeen-year-old Will is in turmoil after the sudden death of his mother. His father drifts and his older brother, Adam, stays away from home. Isolated and angry, Will begins a search for the answers he craves. He uses his mum's old camera to document the experience and scrambles to find an idea for which he can live and die. And as if things weren't complicated enough, he falls for sixteen-year-old Taryn. His final exams are looming, but how will he get through the tangle of grief and philosophy, sex and love? (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Book launched in Melbourne by Sally Rippin at Readings Hawthorn on 4 February 2009.

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2009 .
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      • Published: 2 February 2009

      ISBN: 9781921520075 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Thinking for Beginners Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 August 2010; (p. 15)
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
Lia Hills Lia Hills , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 10)
[Untitled] Christy Fulcher , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 5)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
The (Secret) Intellectual Life of Adolescents Lia Hills , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 4-5)
Hills uses experiences from her own life to explain the premise behind her novel, that teenagers are interested in all 'ideas, big and small' in their own search for meaning.
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 February 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
The Art of Dealing with Death and Its Consequences Marisa Pintado , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 February 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Somebody's Crying Maureen McCarthy , 2008 single work novel ; The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel ; Hunting Elephants James Roy , 2008 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Young Adult Fiction Thuy On , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 February 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
Absent Mums Ruth Starke , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 310 2009; (p. 60-61)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Dawn Meredith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 March no. 55 2009; (p. 46-47)

— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills , 2009 single work novel
Living, Losing, Grieving and the Meaning of Everything Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 February 2009; (p. 21)
The Examined Life Erin Ritchie (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , May no. 1 2009; (p. 14-15)
'Author Lia Hills tells Erin Ritchie about her debut novel, A Beginner's Guide to Living, a story about life, death and love.'
The (Secret) Intellectual Life of Adolescents Lia Hills , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 17 no. 2 2009; (p. 4-5)
Hills uses experiences from her own life to explain the premise behind her novel, that teenagers are interested in all 'ideas, big and small' in their own search for meaning.
Lia Hills Lia Hills , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 10)
Thinking for Beginners Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 August 2010; (p. 15)
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