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Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

At first it looks like it’s going to be the same as every other year for Thomas Alexander St John Kennedy. At school he gets in trouble for fighting, and at home he likes to muck around with his dog. Life is pretty normal for Tas.

Until Enya moves into the farm next door. Enya, with the cool, calm voice and the mysterious family, brings with her more than Tas has bargained for. The violence of the world she thought she had left behind catches up with her, and changes Tas’s life for ever.

  • Release date: 03/01/1997
  • Publisher: Penguin Australia
  • Available for: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9780140380927
  • Format: Paperback
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Awards and Commendations for Someone Like Me by Elaine Forrestal

Cho­sen by AATE/ALEA as one of five focus books for the National Day of Read­ing project in Sep­tem­ber 2007.

Win­ner of:
Aus­tralian Children’s Book Coun­cil Book of the Year Award (Younger Read­ers) 1998
West Aus­tralian Young Read­ers Book Award (Younger Read­ers) Hoff­man Award 1998

Highly Com­mended in:
National Asso­ci­a­tion for Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion Needs Book Awards 1997 (UK)

Short listed for:
Young Aus­tralians Best Book Award 1999