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'I lost my mobile at the mall and am now facing certain death. My mother will accuse me of being lazy, ungrateful and plain old stupid. The first death I suffer will be from an utter lack of natural justice. My father will sentence me to die by disappointment. His shoulders will sag and there will be a long escape of air from his chest, as if I've crept up behind him and pulled out his plug. As if I deliberately lost my mobile phone to prove to him that there is no God. My best friend will kill me, all because there's a photo in my mobile of her standing next to Hugh Jackman. I am not an overly dramatic person, but a year's worth of numbers, texts and photos were in my phone, and if I don't get them back my life is not worth living.' (Publisher's website)

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Untitled Pam Harvey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Judith Way , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Clare Kennedy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Zing in a Tale: Interview with Wendy Harmer Clare Kennedy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 16-17)
Find Refuge from the Vampires Angie Schiavone , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 January 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel ; I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel ; Grace Morris Gleitzman , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God Bill Condon , 2009 single work novel
Fiction Books Ross Julien , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 December 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 December 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Find Refuge from the Vampires Angie Schiavone , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 January 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel ; I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel ; Grace Morris Gleitzman , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God Bill Condon , 2009 single work novel
[Review] I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Ryan Paine , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher , November vol. 89 no. 4 2009; (p. 43)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Clare Kennedy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall : Teenager on the Edge of Technological Breakdown Wendy Harmer , 2009 single work novel
Cover Book Review : I Lost My Mobile at the Mall Helen Purdie , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 24 no. 5 2009; (p. 20)

Wendy Harmer's latest novel is targeted towards 'an audience which texts, uses Facebook and sends emails to friends' (20). Elly Pickering is a fifteen year old girl whose entire social life revolves around her mobile phone. As Purdie points out, the reader soon realizes that Elly is 'prone to dramatics' as the narrative deals with her position as a 'social outcast...uncontactable and isolated except for her Facebook bulletins' (20). According to Purdie it is an entertaining and witty read that also contains 'a serious message about the dangers of social networking sites and cyberbullying' (20).

Zing in a Tale: Interview with Wendy Harmer Clare Kennedy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 16-17)
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