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Everybody jam

Everybody jam

Lewis, Ali

Danny lives on a cattle station in the Australian outback, where everyone's getting ready for the annual muster. But this year everything is different because Danny's older brother Jonny has died in a farm accident, and his 14-year-old sister is pregnant. Then English backpacker Liz is hired as a house girl

Paperback, Book. English. Bildungsromans. Fiction 13+. General. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Andersen, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ali Lewis
ISBN: 184939248X, 9781849392488
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 282 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Ranchers Australia Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: UY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 219618

Author note

Ali Lewis was born in rural North Yorkshire in 1976, the second of three children.
Being cast as Rose Herriot in the final series ofAll Creatures Great and Smallopened the door to a new world.
After graduating from university, she went into a career in journalism, then in 2002 she left to travel the world. It was in Australia, working on an outback cattle station, that she found the inspiration for her first novel,Everybody Jam.Since her return, Ali worked as a features writer and now has moved on to work in public relations.

Reviews

"Engrossing . . . an extremely promising debut"
Guardian||"A stunning coming-of-age story with a gripping Australian outback setting and a strong and interesting plot. A debut novel to look out for."
Lovereading||"Lewis adds a cast of striking local characters and a convincing knowledge of life in the outback. This is a debut coming of age novel that exudes a raw reality reflected in the language and in prevailing attitudes to Aborigines, Pommies, women and what constitutes a real man. It will well repay attention from male teen readers and makes Ali Lewis one to watch."
Books for Keeps||"A harsh but beautiful coming-of-age story with a sweeping cinematic feel...a cracking debut."
The Scotsman||"Gripping and realistic . . . an outstandingly strong first novel."
Independent on Sunday

Back cover copy

'Lewis brings rough poetry and raw poignancy to this coming-of-age tale set in the epic Australian outback. I loved it.' Keith Gray