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The transformation of Minna Hargreaves / Fleur Beale.

By: Beale, Fleur [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007Description: 286 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781869418366; 1869418360 .Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Teen fiction | Life change events -- Teen fiction | Family problems -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: Minna is a typical fourteen-year-old, who is urban, technologically savvy, and has the right boyfriend and peer group. But her life is turned upside down when her father announces that the family is going to live on an off-shore island for a year, and the venture will be made into a reality TV series. Minna finds herself on the island with only her family for company, and no contact with the outside world. She has to cope with new family dynamics, including the fact that her parents' marriage is failing. Suggested level: secondary.
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When your father moves you to live on an island, can you put your broken-apart family back together again? Can you find a new you? A powerful YA novel by an award-winning authorMinna is a typical fourteen-year-old. She's got lots of friends, and her boyfriend is the school hunk. She's being encouraged to 'take the relationship to the next stage' by her friend Lizzie. Home is pretty much a non-event. Her mother seems distracted, her father breezes in and out but isn't really present, her brother is a stoner. Her life is turned upside down when Dad announces that he wants them to live on an off-shore island for a year and work to make it into a conservation island. Minna is horrified at the idea, as is her mother. All the more so when they discover that the whole venture is to be made into a reality TV series. To her utter dismay, Minna finds herself on an island, with only her family for company. There's no phone or email contact with the outside world. The helicopter ride to the island has made Mum sick and she doesn't seem to be recovering. Minna has to cope with new family dynamics, come to terms with the fact that her parents' marriage is doomed, and has to learn domestic arts that don't rate very highly on her excitement meter. By the end, although Minna no longer has two parents who are married, she has found her father, is able to appreciate her mother's strength, and is strong enough now to chart her own course.

Novel for young adults.

Minna is a typical fourteen-year-old, who is urban, technologically savvy, and has the right boyfriend and peer group. But her life is turned upside down when her father announces that the family is going to live on an off-shore island for a year, and the venture will be made into a reality TV series. Minna finds herself on the island with only her family for company, and no contact with the outside world. She has to cope with new family dynamics, including the fact that her parents' marriage is failing. Suggested level: secondary.

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