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y separately published work icon Dreaming of Amelia single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of The Ashbury/Brookfield Books Jaclyn Moriarty , 2004 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Dreaming of Amelia
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'Dreaming of Amelia is the story of Amelia and Riley. They're bad kids from the bad crowd at bad Brookfield High, and they've just transferred to Ashbury. Brilliant, mysterious and probably evil, they have the rich kids at Ashbury spellbound. But just who are Amelia and Riley? Tantalisingly aloof, they are somehow managing to have an extraordinary impact on all the HSC Ashbury students, and the staff.

Told through memoirs written as part of the gothic fiction elective in the HSC English exam, Dreaming of Amelia is a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femme fatales - and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realise that the future's come to get you.'

(Publishers' website.)

Note: This work represented differently by its American publisher (Arthur A. Levine Books imprint 2010):

'This is the story of Amelia and Riley, bad kids from bad Brookfield High who have been transferred to Ashbury High for their final year. They've been in love since they were fourteen, they go out dancing every night and sleep through school all day. And Ashbury can't get enough of them. Everyone wants to be cooler, tougher, funnier, hoping to be invited into their self-contained world.

'But strange things are happening at Ashbury this year. Emily Thompson is certain that a ghost is haunting the Art Rooms. Lydie Jaackson-Oberman's parents have left for Tuscany and there are nonstop parties at her house. Toby Mazzerati has taken an unusually strong interest in local history. And the new kids are hiding a secret that no one could have expected, and that could ruin more than just senior year.

'Jaclyn Moriarty returns to Ashbury High for a story about ghosts, secrets, madness, passion, locked doors, femmes fatales, and that terrifying moment in the final year of high school when you realize that the future's come to get you.' (From Arthur A. Levine Books website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2009 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 520p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-520)
      ISBN: 9780330425278 (pbk.)
Alternative title: The Ghosts of Ashbury High
Notes:
Starred book in the Horn Book Magazine 86.4, (July/August 2010).
    • New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Arthur A. Levine Books ,
      2010 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 486p.
      ISBN: 9780545069731 (pbk.), 9780545059724 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Margot Hillel , 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. 32)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jonathon Hunt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , July/August vol. 86 no. 4 2010; (p. 115-116)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Margaret Robson Kett , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Spaghettification Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 59)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Cyber Whizz-Kid and Madcap School Dramas Get it Right Ronni Phillips , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of The Genius Wars Catherine Jinks , 2009 single work novel ; Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
[Untitled] Anne Briggs , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 24 no. 5 2009; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 December 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 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
Cyber Whizz-Kid and Madcap School Dramas Get it Right Ronni Phillips , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of The Genius Wars Catherine Jinks , 2009 single work novel ; Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Spaghettification Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 59)

— Review of Dreaming of Amelia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2009 single work novel
Jacelyn Moriarty's Obsession with Letters Cordelia Rice , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , November no. 3 2009; (p. 12-13)
Triumph of the Spirit Marc McEvoy , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 January 2010; (p. 10-11)
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