My Life as an Alphabet

Author(s): Barry Jonsberg

Middle Fiction

Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg.

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Winner, Children's Peace Literature Awards - Older Readers, 2013
Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Writing for Young Adults, 2014
Short-listed, Inky Awards, Gold Inky, 2013
Short-listed, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Children's Literature, 2014
Short-listed, CBCA Award for Younger Readers, 2014
Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2014
Short-listed, REAL (Reading and Enjoying Literature) Award, Fiction for Years 7 - 9, 2014
Short-listed, Territory Read Awards, Children's Literature/Young Adult Fiction, 2014
Winner, Inky Awards, Gold Inky, 2013
Short-listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Prize for Children's Fiction, 2014
Winner, Territory Read Awards, Children's Literature/Young Adult Fiction, 2014
Short-listed, WA Premier's Book Awards, Writing for Young Adults, 2014

'My Life as an Alphabet is executed with both humour and heart, despite its deceptive simplicity. Candice Phee is pitch-perfect as an unusual mind experiencing the trials of adolescence, with the added difficulties of family conflict. Barry Jonsberg refuses to diagnose her, so we meet her as a person, not a condition, and her literal approach to human complexity makes for hilarious reading.

Jonsberg’s touch is light, his approach intelligent, and his themes of love, grief and loyalty are universal.' - Judges's Report Wheeler Centre

Barry Jonsberg is the author of The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull, It's Not All About YOU, Calma!, Dreamrider, Cassie (Girlfriend Fiction) and Being Here.

General Fields

  • : 9781743310977
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : December 2012
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barry Jonsberg
  • : 264
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 414
  • : Paperback