End of the alphabet / Fleur Beale.
By: Beale, Fleur.Material type: TextPublisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Random House, 2009Description: 255 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869790707.Other title: The end of the alphabet.Subject(s): Families -- Juvenile fiction | Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction | Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction | Self-esteem in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Dyslexia -- Juvenile fiction | Learning disabilities -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teenage fiction, New Zealand. | Teen fiction. DDC classification: BEA
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Having a dream and aiming for it . . . a gentle coming-of-age novel for girls by much-loved YA novelist Fleur Beale. <br> <br> Having a dream and aiming for it . . . gentle coming-of-age novel for girls by much-loved YA novelist Fleur Beale.<br> <br> Ruby Yarrow is a 14 year old who lives in a busy, loving, chaotic family with her mum, stepdad, brother and two little stepbrothers. Ruby feels a bit like a doormat - she has to help out while her brother doesn't. He wins lots of prizes at school but she has a learning difficulty and needs a reader/writer to help her in exams. What's more, her surname, Yarrow, is at the end of the alphabet and when the roll gets called out she's always at the end . She hates it. She feels she's always at the end of the line.<br> <br> Not that Ruby is a misery bag at all. She's bright, vibrant and a really neat character. She has great friends and loves clothes, fashion magazines and sewing, which she has a real knack for. She's very keen to go on the school trip to Brazil and so she gets a job to earn the money for her airfare, working in a supermarket for an old grump. She also learns a bit of Portuguese and meeting exchange students. Ruby doesn't get to go on the trip but she stands up to her parents, gets some backbone and starts to see herself in a much better light. There's even a bit of romance.<br> <br> This book is about having a dream and aiming for it. But it's not sentimental - it's a great read, very real and it has a lovely upbeat tone.
Novel for young adults.
Ruby Yarrow is 14 and she's a good girl who helps out alot around the house with cooking and looking after the little ones. Ruby's best friend Tia tells her to stop being a doormat which gets Ruby thinking. How do you stop being a doormat and start standing up for yourself? Ruby can't even get her own bedroom, so why does she think she could get accepted for a school trip to Brazil? But Tia has made her start thinking and things will never be the same again for Ruby or her family. Suggested level: secondary.
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Finalist.
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Finalist - 2010
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