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The Best Thing : Ark fiction - Margo Lanagan

The Best Thing

Ark fiction

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9781864488241
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old

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Shortlisted, Ethel Turner Prize, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 1996
I'm like a person being tossed up in a blanket - all around me people are gripping the edges and laughing and throwing me up, getting right into the game, while I fly and fall above their heads, too scared to tell them to stop.
Mel's life is chaotic. At school her ex-friends have ganged up on her, at home her parents have lost touch with her and each other. Pug is the only good thing - loving him, in his untidy room scented and shadowed by frangipani, she finds passionate fulfilment. But his world is so different from hers - can they possibly make it together? And can she let him in on her overwhelming secret?
Learning to accept herself and him and the new life growing inside her is painful - but being Mel, she gives it everything she's got.

ISBN: 9781864488241
ISBN-10: 1864488247
Series: Ark fiction
Audience: General
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition