A small madness
Touchell, Dianne, author.

A small madness

Touchell, Dianne, author.


Personal Author
Touchell, Dianne, author.

Publication Information
Crows Nest, NSW London Allen & Unwin, 2015.

Physical Description
230 pages ; 20 cm.

General Note
"CBCA shortlisted author of Creepy & Maud"--Front cover.

A devastating, compelling novel that will get everyone talking, from the author of Creepy and Maud. Rose didn't tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog of her breath. Looking for something. Some evidence that she was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted over a clunky cog, gaining torque, starting her up. But it didn't show. How could all of these feelings not show? She was a woman now but it didn't show and she couldn't tell anyone.

Reading Level
For teenagers.

Title Subject
Australian -- Juvenile fiction.

Subject Term
Infanticide -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Australian fiction.
Coming of age -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage pregnancy -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Female friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Denial (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
High schools -- Juvenile fiction.


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