Laurinda

Publisher details

Laurinda
Author
Alice Pung
Publisher
Black Inc.
Genre
Young Adult Fiction
Released
01 November, 2014

Synopsis

When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No “Ladies College” after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself.Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers.Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucy’s struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity. “Pung continues to impress with her nuanced storytelling; Laurinda will surely resonate with anyone who remembers the cliquey, hierarchical nature of the playground.”  Sunday Age
Alice Pung
About the author

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. Alice’s work has appeared in the MonthlyGood Weekend, the AgeThe Best Australian Stories and Meanjin

Books by Alice Pung

Related articles

Live Book Event: Maya Lee in Conversation with Michaela Kalowski

News | Events & Festivals

17 September 2021

Live Book Event: Maya Lee in Conversation with Michaela Kalowski

    Podcast: John M. Green on Publishing

    Podcast

    16 September 2021

    Podcast: John M. Green on Publishing

      Podcast: Robyn Harding on Why Readers are Drawn to Domestic Thrillers

      Podcast

      13 September 2021

      Podcast: Robyn Harding on Why Readers are Drawn to Domestic Thrillers

        BREAKING NEWS: Announcing Better Reading’s 2021 Top 50 Kids’ Books!

        News | Events & Festivals

        13 September 2021

        BREAKING NEWS: Announcing Better Reading’s 2021 Top 50 Kids’ Books!

        Australian Reading Hour is Coming on Tuesday!

        News | Events & Festivals

        10 September 2021

        Australian Reading Hour is Coming on Tuesday!

        Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021: Winners announced!

        News | Awards

        10 September 2021

        Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021: Winners announced!

        Podcast: Thomas Mayor on Masculinity, Love and Culture

        Podcast

        9 September 2021

        Podcast: Thomas Mayor on Masculinity, Love and Culture

          BorrowBox: A Library in the Palm of Your Hand

          News | Book Life

          9 September 2021

          BorrowBox: A Library in the Palm of Your Hand

            Podcast: Catherine Steadman on Pulling Back the Curtain on Show Business

            Podcast

            6 September 2021

            Podcast: Catherine Steadman on Pulling Back the Curtain on Show Business

              Live Book Event: Ilsa Evans, Author of The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer

              News | Events & Festivals

              3 September 2021

              Live Book Event: Ilsa Evans, Author of The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer

                COMMENTS

                Leave a Reply

                Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *