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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx


Ava Simpson is trying on a whole new image. Stripping the black dye from her hair, she heads off to the Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence, leaving her uber-cool girlfriend, Chloe, behind. Ava is quickly taken under the wing of perky, popular Alexis who insists that: a) she’s a perfect match for handsome Ethan; and b) she absolutely must audition for the school musical. But while she’s busy trying to fit in – with Chloe, with Alexis and her Pastel friends, even with the misfits in the stage crew – Ava fails to notice that her shiny reinvented life is far more fragile than she imagined.

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Guest-Author Lili Wilkinson Readalong

Apparently Lili Wilkinson will be our next Writer in Residence on InsideaDog, so I was thinking (if any other people were interested) in doing a readalong with anyone who would like to join in, of a few of her works! I've actually only ever read Lili Wilkinson's novel, 'Green Valentine' which...

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Erin Gough Writer in Residence: Hooray for gay

Erin Gough discusses some of her favourite YA novels featuring gay protagonists.   My post today is all about the gay. While thankfully we are seeing more and more gay characters in YA fiction these days, it can still be hard to find YA fiction where a gay character plays...

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