Queen Kat, Carmel & St. Jude Get a Life

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Three very different girls from the same country town share an inner-city house during their first year out of school, in this Australian young adult modern classic 

'Sometimes your life changes and you don't know why. A kind of shift happens. I remember thinking, well, that's over: eighteen years, three months and fifteen days. From now on it will be different . . . '

Carmel, Jude, and Katerina come from the same country town, but they couldn't be more different. Carmel is a talented musician, but awkward and painfully shy. Jude is a passionate idealist still coming to terms with the death of her revolutionary father. And Katerina, well, let's just say she's not called Queen Kat for nothing. So when they all move into the same inner-city house in their first year in college, sparks fly. But this year is a time to reinvent themselves, a time to square up to the world. Time to get a life. This is a story of friendship, family, love, betrayal, and a tumultuous year in the lives of three unforgettable young women.


Maureen McCarthy is the author of Rose By any Other Name and When You Wish Upon a Rat.