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'Clem is a boy in strife. Blamed for the death of his mother, carrying a terrible secret from the past and in trouble with the police, he's now in a school for toxic teenagers. And that rev-head school counsellor wants him to write letters. Through his writing Clem goes deep into the trauma that has defined his life. Then he comes face to face with his mother's death.

'In a rush of bush-bike racing, the death of one student and the consequent arrest of another, an unexpected first girlfriend, and some surprising friendships, Clem's story is the celebration of a boy who finds an unexpected future.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Sam with love.
  • Book launched by Terry O'Connell, Australian Director of RealJustice.org, at Life Church, Newcastle West, 24 July 2009.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ormond, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Ford Street , 2009 .
      Extent: 199p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: June 2009.
      ISBN: 9781876462840 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

They Told Me I Had To Write This Versus The Dog That Ate My Homework Kim Miller , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 10-11)
Untitled Jodie Heath , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 3 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jenny Mounfield , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 August no. 65 2009; (p. 41-42)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Michael Jannson Gibson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 41-42)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Nicole Canal , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , August vol. 30 no. 8 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Heath Graham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Sally Harding , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 41-42)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Michael Jannson Gibson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jenny Mounfield , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , 1 August no. 65 2009; (p. 41-42)

— Review of They Told Me I Had To Write This Kim Miller , 2009 single work novel
They Told Me I Had To Write This Versus The Dog That Ate My Homework Kim Miller , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 10-11)
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