The Resource Laurinda, (electronic resource)

Laurinda, (electronic resource)

Label
Laurinda
Title
Laurinda
Statement of responsibility
Alice Pung
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No "Ladies College" after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself. Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity. Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucy's struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity. 'Alice Pung totally nails it with Laurinda. Funny, horrifying, and sharp as a serpent's fangs.' - John Marsden 'Based loosely on Pung's own experiences, the book has an unmissable ring of truth to it, making it all the more compelling and horrifying.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'Schoolgirl Lucy Lam was one of this year's best characters - smart, hardworking and brave. Pung tackles big issues with a light touch.' - Herald Sun Shortlisted, 2015 Indie Awards Longlisted, 2015 Stella Prize and 2015 Inky Awards A Children's Book Council of Australia 2015 Notable Book of the Year for Older Readers Alice Pung is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter. She also edited the collection Growing Up Asian in Australia
Member of
Summary
In Australia, Lucy tries to balance her life at home surrounded by her Chinese immigrant family, with her life at a pretentious private school
Theme
Storyline
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Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature, 2016.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
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10440318
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
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Pung, Alice
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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3M Company
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True
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  • Girls' schools
  • Asian Australians
  • Children of immigrants
  • Peer pressure in teenagers
  • Bullying and bullies
  • Racism
  • Social classes
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Families
  • Private schools
  • Fifteen-year-old girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Australia
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Laurinda, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hew4ug9
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781922231581
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781922231581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hew4ug9
Label
Laurinda, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-hew4ug9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781922231581
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781922231581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
hew4ug9

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