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'It's summer in St Kilda. Fifteen-year-old Sky is looking forward to great records and nefarious activities with Nancy, her older, wilder friend. Her brother - Super Agent Gully - is on a mission to unmask the degenerate who bricked the shop window. Bill the Patriarch seems content to drink while the shop slides into bankruptcy. A poster of a mysterious girl and her connection to Luke, the new employee sends Sky on an exploration into the dark heart of the suburb. What begins as a toe-dip into wilder waters will end up changing the frames of Sky's existence. Love is strange. Family Rules. In between there are teenage messes, rock star spawn, violent fangirls and accidents waiting to happen. Sky Martin is Girl Defective: funny, real and dark at the edges.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 295p.
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      • Publication date : 01-03-2013
      ISBN: 0330426176 (pbk.), 9780330426176 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Athenaeum ,
      2014 .
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      Extent: 301p.
      Edition info: First U.S. Edition.
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      • Published 2 September 2014.
      ISBN: 9781442497603

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Book Covers : Exploring Book Cover Designs for Trends from the Perspective of a Book Cover Designer Peter Evans , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 29 no. 5 2014; (p. 18-20)
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 March 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
Untitled Elli Housden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
Simmone Howell Jason Steger (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 March 2013; (p. 28-29) The Saturday Age , 23 March 2013; (p. 28) The Canberra Times , 23 March 2013; (p. 19)
The Melbourne suburb of St Kilda provides an atmospheric backdrop to this writer’s latest piece of young-adult fiction, writes Jason Steger.
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 43)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 28 no. 1 2013; (p. 43)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
Untitled Elli Housden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 March 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel
Young Adult Fiction Joy Lawn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 29)

— Review of Cry Blue Murder Kim Kane , Marion Roberts , 2013 single work novel ; Girl Defective Simmone Howell , 2013 single work novel ; Julius and the Watchmaker Tim Hehir , 2013 single work novel ; The Mimosa Tree Antonella Preto , 2013 single work novel
Simmone Howell Jason Steger (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 March 2013; (p. 28-29) The Saturday Age , 23 March 2013; (p. 28) The Canberra Times , 23 March 2013; (p. 19)
The Melbourne suburb of St Kilda provides an atmospheric backdrop to this writer’s latest piece of young-adult fiction, writes Jason Steger.
Book Covers : Exploring Book Cover Designs for Trends from the Perspective of a Book Cover Designer Peter Evans , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 29 no. 5 2014; (p. 18-20)
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