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A Song Only I Can Hear - Barry Jonsberg

A Song Only I Can Hear

By: Barry Jonsberg

Paperback | 27 June 2018

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Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an Alphabet.

Good evening, Rob. Your first challenge follows.
These challenges have nothing to do with impressing Destry Camberwick. They are all to do with Rob Fitzgerald impressing Rob Fitzgerald. Bear that in mind at all times.
Challenge 1. You will enter the Milltown's Got Talent competition. This gives you over a fortnight to polish your act and work out strategies to overcome panic attacks. I would wish you luck but the point of this challenge is that you don't need it.


Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomit, and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob challenges and they might just help. Or not.

Beautifully moving and full of heart and humour, A Song Only I Can Hear is a delightful novel about dreaming big, being brave and marching to the beat of your own drum.

About the Author

Barry Jonsberg's YA novels, The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It's Not All About YOU, Calma! were shortlisted for the CBCA awards. It's Not All About YOU, Calma! also won the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature and Dreamrider was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Awards. Being Here won the QLD Premier's YA Book Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award. My Life as an Alphabet won the Gold Inky, the Children's Peace Literature Award, the Territory Read, Children's Literature/YA Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, the CBCA awards, the WA Premier's Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.
Industry Reviews
'Funny, heartfelt and surprising. A must read.' - Michael Gerard Bauer

'Barry Jonsberg's new middle-grade novel is the kind of coming-of-age story readers will latch onto with a love and enthusiasm that is boundless... Jonsberg has raised the already very high bar. In other words, give this book to everybody-it is urgent fiction and a true must-read.' 5 STARS, Books + Publishing

'Rob is a unique character in teenage fiction and one who endears himself to the reader immediately. As Grandad would say, it's 'blankety' marvellous. Highly recommended.' - Magpies

'I will be forever grateful for Barry Jonsberg's writing, which opens doors I didn't even know were closed.' - Kids' Book Review

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