STAR (noun): any large body like the sun, intensely hot and producing its own energy by nuclear reactions
SOCCER STAR (noun): Gracie Faltrain
Goal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National Championships. To Nick. To everything she's ever wanted. Or so she thinks. Gracie's about to find out that life is messy. And hard. And beautiful.
There's a shadow falling across her mum and dad. Her best friend is about to leave town. She's trying desperately to be with the right boy, on the edge of falling in love with the wrong boy. She's rushing headlong into screwing up, making up, trying to keep it all together. Welcome to the life and times of Gracie Faltrain.
From first-time novelist Cath Crowley comes this sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant look at what good can happen when your world is falling apart.
About the Author
Cath Crowley grew up in rural Victoria. She comes from a family of seven: her parents, three brothers and a dog called Elvis. All of them encouraged her to give up full-time teaching to write. Cath studied professional writing and editing at RMIT and works as both a freelance writer in Melbourne and a part-time teacher. She has lived and taught overseas but now lives in Elwood, in a sunny spot close to the beach. Cath has only played soccer once. But she is very clumsy. This is her first novel.
For Ages: 12+ years old
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.3 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1