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Thursday 19 June 2014

Review: My Life as an Alphabet

Candice Phee knows she is different, but she rides the waves of ridicule. It’s not that she is oblivious to other people’s opinions. Candice knows exactly what her detractors say and mean. She simply chooses not to engage.

So, Candice Phee is different and she deals with dilemmas differently. She worries about her mother never leaving her room, her father and Uncle not talking to each other and Douglas’s obsession with returning to a different dimension. Earth-Pig Fish needs to find happiness too. Candice sets about helping those around her find happiness. That is why she is so adorable.

There is one teeny tiny problem, though. Candice’s idea of a solution often leads to more and bigger dilemmas, but Candice never lets that thwart her. She simply creates more original solution than ever to redress the imbalances caused.

Join Candice on a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt tale of grief, loss, friends and the crazy things people will do when they care.

My Life as an Alphabet has been shortlisted in the 2014 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers. The shortlisting is well–deserved.

Title: My Life as an Alphabet
Author: Barry Jonsberg
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743310977
For ages: 10 +
Type: Middle Fiction