About a Girl

About a Girl

By Joanne Horniman

Allen & Unwin Australia, Paperback, 9781742371443, 188pp.

Publication Date: May 2011

A spellbinding, dreamylove story between two young women that unfolds like a series of paintings"""I remember when we lay together for the first time and I closed my eyes and felt the crackle of her dark hair between my fingers. She was all warmth and sparking light. When I was with her, my skin sighed that the center of the world was precisely here.""
"Anna is afraid she must be unlovable until she meets Flynn. Together, the girls swim, eat banana cake, laugh, and love. Some days Flynn is unreachable; other days she's at Anna's door but when Anna discovers Flynn's secret, she wonders if she knows her at all.This beautifully crafted novel explores the tension between the tender moments that pull people together and the secrets that push them apart.

About the Author
Joanne Horniman has spent most of her life in country New South Wales, apart from a few years in Sydney and some time travelling overseas. She has worked as an editor, teacher and artist - some of the posters she helped produce are in the print collection of the Australian National Gallery. She has written many books for children and teenagers, including "Secret Scribbled Notebooks" (A+U 2004), winner of the 2005 Qld Premier's Literary Award and shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's and CBCA Awards. "A Charm of Powerful Trouble" (A+U 2002) was shortlisted for three Premier's Literary awards, and "Mahalia" (A+U 2001) was a CBC Honour book, and also shortlisted for numerous awards. Her next book with Allen + Unwin, to be published in 2008, will be a companion volume to "Secret Scribbled Notebooks".

Praise For About a Girl

"A lovely little book about falling in love and everything that comes with it."School Library Journal