Butterfly

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sonya Hartnett
Narrator: Rebecca Macauley
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Published In: September 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 40 minutes
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Overview

Here is Plum Coyle, on the threshold of adolescence, striving to be new. Her fourteenth birthday is approaching: her old life and her old body will fall away, and she will become graceful, powerful, at ease. The strength in the objects she stores in a briefcase under her bed ? a crystal lamb, a yoyo, an antique watch, a penny ? will make sure of it.Over the next couple of weeks, Plum's life will change. Her beautiful neighbor, Maureen, will begin to show her how she might fly. The older brothers she adores ? the charismatic Justin, the enigmatic Cydar ? will court catastrophe in worlds that she barely knows exist. And her friends ? her worst enemies ? will tease and test, smelling weakness. They will try to lead her on and take her down.Butterfly is a gripping, disquieting, beautifully observed coming-of-age novel by an acclaimed author at the top of her form.Advance praise for Butterfly: ?Butterfly is a dreamy, lyrical, sad novel. It's exquisitely written ? you end up rereading sentence after sentence ? and unforgettable.? - Nick Hornby, author of Slam, High Fidelity, and About a Boy?An extraordinary writer. . . . A heart-stopping representation of adolescent girlhood, as strange and riddling and true as fiction gets. . . . Dazzling.? ? The Age (Australia)?Full of insight and wit.? ? The Guardian (U.K.)?Blending the all-too-familiar with a more otherworldly, fairy-tale feel, Hartnett really has the ability to get inside the head of her dazzled teenage protagonist.? ? The Daily Mail (U.K.)

Author Details

Author Details

Hartnett, Sonya

Sonya Hartnett is the author of several acclaimed novels - the first written when she was just thirteen - and the recipient of many prestigious awards in her native Australia. She says Tin and his tunneling had their origin in ants: "I was living at the time in two rooms, just going back and forth, back and forth as I watched an entire summer of ants excavating under my house. One day it occurred to me that they probably had a huge palace under there. And that's when I started to think about ways of taking your existence into your own hands - of how, if the space around you was not big enough,