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Please Don't Hug Me

Kay Kerr

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Text Publishing Company
01 May 2020
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA)
A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.

Erin is looking forward to Schoolies, at least she thinks she is. But things are not going to plan. Life is getting messy, and for Erin, who is autistic, that's a big problem. She's lost her job at Surf Zone after an incident that clearly was not her fault. Her driving test went badly even though she followed the instructions perfectly. Her boyfriend is not turning out to be the romantic type. And she's missing her brother, Rudy, who left almost a year ago.

But now that she's writing letters to him, some things are beginning to make just a tiny bit of sense.
By:   Kay Kerr
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   274g
ISBN:   9781922268051
ISBN 10:   1922268054
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing the first draft of Please Don't Hug Me, her first book, when she received her own autism-spectrum diagnosis

Reviews for Please Don't Hug Me

'Kay Kerr is a skilful writer who deftly balances the serious and the light in this coming-of-age narrative...This is another exciting release in Australian young adult fiction that I can't wait to recommend to a host of sharp and curious minds.' * Books+Publishing * 'A moving and insightful story about finding your place in the world.' * Nina Kenwood * 'This book is beautifully intimate, and so authentic. You're going to love getting to know its central character, Erin. I'm so thrilled this book exists.' * Claire Christian *


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