Always Mackenzie

Author(s): Kate Constable

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'I solemnly swear that I will never, ever be friends with Mackenzie Woodrow as long as we both shall live,' said Jem. 'Excellent,' said Mackenzie. Jem is a nerd, smart and forthright. Mackenzie is a golden girl, excelling at schoolwork, sport and drama, and popular with everyone. One night, at the Year 10 camp, Jem and Mackenzie strike up an unlikely friendship and are soon spending all their time together. But when camp ends, can Mackenzie and Jem maintain their bond at school, with all its unspoken rules, fierce cliques and easy misunderstandings? A lively and poignant story about the intensity of true friendship. 'Intensely felt, funny, compassionate ...a truly remarkable novel.' - Isabella, 17


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'A fantastically fresh look at teenage literature. The captivating storyline and multifaceted characters are sure to have every teenager grinning and nodding along. Virtually impossible to put down!' - Jasmine, 16'Always Mackenzieis intensely felt, funny, compassionate. It follows Jem - invisible girl and geek - as she lives the mad whirl that is teenage life. Along the way she strikes up a surprising friendship with the golden Mackenzie ... A truly remarkable novel.' - Isabella, 17

Kate Constable was born in Victoria but spent much of her childhood in Papua New Guinea, without television but within reach of a library where she 'inhaled' stories. She studied Arts/Law at Melbourne University before working part-time for a record company while she began her life as a writer. She has had stories published in Meanjin, Island and other literary magazines. The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea and The Tenth Power make up the Chanters of Tremaris series and were her first books, published by Allen + Unwin with very successful overseas sales, followed by a stand-alone novel set in the same world,'The Taste of Lightning'. Kate lives in West Preston, Victoria, with her husband and two daughters.

General Fields

  • : 9781741752939SECA
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.19
  • : May 2008
  • : 195mm X 132mm X 16mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Constable
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A823
  • : 192