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The learning curves of Vanessa Partridge, Clare Strahan

Label
The learning curves of Vanessa Partridge
Title
The learning curves of Vanessa Partridge
Statement of responsibility
Clare Strahan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vanessa Partridge, cello-playing good girl, spends every summer holiday at Shearwater. This year, her brother is bringing his best mate, Darith - the object of many, many fantasies Van will never say aloud. Or will she? This summer feels different...and so does Van.But her first taste of independence comes with a bitter tang of regret, and when her sense of self is shattered, Van wrestles with ideas of consent and desire, and what it means to want and be wanted.Can someone with sensible plaits and a soft spot for Plato also have secret, lustful fantasies? And if she does, is there anything wrong with that?
Summary
Vanessa (Van) Partridge is curious about the idea of having sex. But she can't tell anyone. And no one would believe her anyway because everyone knows she's a goody-two-shoes. But over the summer holidays, Van rebels and everything changes. At first it feels like delicious freedom as she explores her independence, practising her favourite cello pieces, reconnecting with her long-time summer friend Kelsey and exploring her attraction to environmental activist Bodhi. But when her sense of self is shaken, Van wrestles with issues of desire and consent, and the questions that have been plaguing her all along. Can someone with sensible plaits and an interest in philosophy really be a raving sex-o-maniac? And if they are, is there anything wrong with that? The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge is a funny and warm coming-of-age novel about love, sex, friendship, family, and finding your voice.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657715
Cataloging source
AUMEN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strahan, Clare
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 15 - 18
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian
  • Teenage girls
  • Family life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Teenage girls
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The learning curves of Vanessa Partridge, Clare Strahan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062160956
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760296797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031039492
Label
The learning curves of Vanessa Partridge, Clare Strahan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062160956
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760296797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031039492

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