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Chasing Boys

By Karen Tayleur

A page-turning and funny coming-of-age story.

When Ariel Marini started school, her mum’s advice was, “Mind your manners, listen to your teacher and don’t chase boys.” And then life got complicated. Dark-edged and funny, Chasing Boys is about what happens when everyone around you is moving on and you’re standing still.

  • “Tayleur has managed to inject her story with just the right balance of angst and humour, carefully teasing out the intricacies of the adolescent experience.” The Canberra Times
  • “Moody, poetic, and intimate, Chasing Boys is billed as the ‘romance for girls who don’t like pink,’ but is much more than that.” Booklist
  • “This book is beautiful. I wanted to read it again as soon as I’d finished the last page.” Cath Crowley, multi-award-winning author of Graffiti Moon

About the author

Karen Tayleur was born in the western suburbs of Melbourne and moved to the eastern suburbs in her tweens. Reading was something she learned to do before she started school and it has helped shape the person she is today. She has had a variety of jobs including present wrapper, bank teller and ward assistant in a nursing home. She was a publisher at the age of 20 for the short story magazine Brave New Word and thinks nothing can replace the rush of writing except maybe reading a really good story. She is currently the Editorial Manager at The Five Mile Press and has had over 40 books published for children and young adults.

ISBN: 9781921167607
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2007
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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