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To escape the media attention generated by her sister's murder, the grieving seventeen-year-old Katherine moved away from her shattered, once-perfect family to start a new life in Sydney. There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic Alice, and her life takes her in new directions. But there is a dark side to Alice, and as we learn the truth of Katherine's sister's death and Alice's background their story spirals to an explosive finale. (Source: Trove)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Chinese and Vietnamese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 296p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: May 2010.
      ISBN: 9781742373003 (pbk.)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      2010 .
      Extent: 353p.
      ISBN: 9780571255238; 057125523X
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Extent: 238p.
      ISBN: 9781742376820
Language: Italian
    • Torino, Piedmont,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Einaudi ,
      2010 .
      image of person or book cover 6039348688534685333.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 295p.
      Note/s:
      • traduzione di Alessandra Montrucchio
      ISBN: 9788806203597 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Representations of Trauma and Recovery in Contemporary North American and Australian Teen Fiction Kate Norbury , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , January vol. 50 no. 1 2012; (p. 31-41)
'Several recent examples of teen trauma fiction from North America and Australia depict teen protagonists enduring a range of symptoms as a consequence of trauma experienced earlier in their lives. Each protagonist is represented as experiencing his or her own individual trauma, but they share a similar range of symptoms, such as disturbed sleep patterns, a lack of control over their lives, shattered social relationships, indirection and, at times, a seemingly inexplicable inability to act. The past is represented as intruding on the present either in the form of "ghosts" and memories, or in the form of "memory traces." Total psychological recovery is presented as being impossible, although all four protagonists are in a better mental state at the close of each novel than they were at the beginning. The protagonist is assisted by someone outside the family, who guides them towards recovery and enables them to strengthen his or her sense of self.' (Author's abstract, 31)
Untitled Margot Hillel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 55 no. 1 2011; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Kay Lin Ng , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
Un Oleaje Renovado Winston Manrique Sabogal , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: El país , 7 May 2011;
Además del Nobel Patrick White y del doblemente galardonado con el Booker Peter Carey, la lista de autores australianos es creciente en España. Una literatura sin tópicos ni etiquetas. [The number of Australian writers, besides Patrick White and Peter Carey, who are known and read in Spain is growing. Theirs is a literature that exceeds classifications or labels - Translation.]
Rebecca James – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
Cheating Welfare Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 May 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
Hype, Hairy, Horny, Hope Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 5 no. 4 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel ; In-Human Anna Dusk , 2010 single work novel ; Love Machine Clint Caward , 2010 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter , 2010 single work novel
Happy End to Mum's Horror Tale Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 May 2010; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
The 'Next J. K. Rowling' Takes Pole Position Angie Schiavone , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 May 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
No Malice, but Little Beauty Heidi Maier , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 June 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James , 2010 single work novel
Million-Dollar Mum Hailed as New J. K. Rowling Janene Carey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 1) The Age , 7 November 2009; (p. 5)
Un Oleaje Renovado Winston Manrique Sabogal , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: El país , 7 May 2011;
Además del Nobel Patrick White y del doblemente galardonado con el Booker Peter Carey, la lista de autores australianos es creciente en España. Una literatura sin tópicos ni etiquetas. [The number of Australian writers, besides Patrick White and Peter Carey, who are known and read in Spain is growing. Theirs is a literature that exceeds classifications or labels - Translation.]
Representations of Trauma and Recovery in Contemporary North American and Australian Teen Fiction Kate Norbury , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , January vol. 50 no. 1 2012; (p. 31-41)
'Several recent examples of teen trauma fiction from North America and Australia depict teen protagonists enduring a range of symptoms as a consequence of trauma experienced earlier in their lives. Each protagonist is represented as experiencing his or her own individual trauma, but they share a similar range of symptoms, such as disturbed sleep patterns, a lack of control over their lives, shattered social relationships, indirection and, at times, a seemingly inexplicable inability to act. The past is represented as intruding on the present either in the form of "ghosts" and memories, or in the form of "memory traces." Total psychological recovery is presented as being impossible, although all four protagonists are in a better mental state at the close of each novel than they were at the beginning. The protagonist is assisted by someone outside the family, who guides them towards recovery and enables them to strengthen his or her sense of self.' (Author's abstract, 31)
Rebecca James – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
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