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Kate De Goldi

Author of The 10 PM Question

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About the Author

Kate De Goldi was born in 1959 in Christchurch. Kate launched her career in 1988 by winning the American Express Short Story Award, and three years later won the BNZ/Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award. Her first novel, Like You, Really, was published in 1994 under the pseudonym Kate Flannery. show more Her stories are about contemporary teenagers and their struggle to craft their identity both inside and outside the family dynamic, are set in her native South Island, in Canterbury or Westland. Kate has written three books for young adults: Sanctuary (1996), which won the New Zealand Post Senior Fiction Award and the Esther Glen medal; Love, Charlie Mike, which was short-listed in the 1998 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, and Closed, Stranger, which took out the Honours Award in the same competition (2000). Kate is a regular reviewer of children's books on National Radio's Kim Hill programme. Her books for young adults are published internationally and regularly feature on school curricula in both New Zealand and across the Tasman. In 2015 her title From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle, made the New Zealand best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Kate De Goldi

The 10 PM Question (2008) 453 copies
The ACB with Honora Lee (2014) 101 copies
Clubs (2004) 29 copies
Love, Charlie Mike (1997) 28 copies
Eddy, Eddy (2022) 27 copies
Sanctuary (1996) 22 copies
Closed, Stranger (2004) 20 copies
Billy (2006) 15 copies
Annual (2016) — Editor — 5 copies
Annual 2 (2017) — Editor — 4 copies
Uncle Jack (2005) 2 copies
Devotions 1 copy

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(8.5)This story is character driven and peppered with wonderful distinctive characters. De Goldi has a talent for characterisation, and you can see genuine affection for the personalities she has created in Eddy's world.
HelenBaker | May 29, 2023 |
The book cover said, "A novel which defies all age categories".

I disagree entirely .

The main characters are all teenagers and the adults are larger than life and not credible. So that makes it a teen novel in my book.I thought the mother, who was a central figure, was just not credible given the role she has in the book. It was all just so bloody perfect how all the flaws never really got in the way.

How his father wandered around "without his underpants" in front of his teenage daughter, made to sound funny but can you imagine that really being funny? Having raised one daughter I can't. And don't get me started on the Aunties!

Don't get me wrong though. For a teen novel that deals with mental illness and dysfunctional parents it's actually pretty good and well written as long as you accept it for what it is and it isn't an adults novel.
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Ken-Me-Old-Mate | 24 other reviews | Sep 24, 2020 |
Quite sweet with some strong believable characters
karenshann | 24 other reviews | Dec 31, 2019 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.

It is a super cute story. Just a nice innocent story. No drama or climax, just a story. It was a nice change of pace. I love the cute little drawings. Perry sounds like a kid I'd wanted to babysit, and I hate children.

It's sweet that Perry wanted to spend so much time with her grandmother, and she made friends with the other residents of the home. I want to see her completed book!

I really liked it, I think it's worth a chance.
Shahnareads | 25 other reviews | Oct 22, 2019 |



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