Reading ➷ End of the Alphabet Author Fleur Beale – Higo2cam.info

End of the Alphabet Ruby Yarrow Is A 14 Year Old Who Lives In A Busy, Loving, Chaotic Family With Her Mum, Stepdad, Brother And Two Little Stepbrothers Ruby Feels A Bit Like A Doormat She Has To Help Out While Her Brother Doesn T He Wins Lots Of Prizes At School But She Has A Learning Difficulty And Needs A Reader Writer To Help Her In Exams What S , Her Surname, Yarrow, Is At The End Of The Alphabet And When The Roll Gets Called Out She S Always At The End She Hates It She Feels She S Always At The End Of The Line.Not That Ruby Is A Misery Bag At All She S Bright And Vibrant She Has Great Friends And Loves Clothes, Fashion Magazines And Sewing, Which She Has A Real Knack For She S Very Keen To Go On The School Trip To Brazil And So She Gets A Job To Earn The Money For Her Airfare, Working In A Supermarket For An Old Grump She Also Learns A Bit Of Portuguese And Meeting Exchange Students.This Book Is About Having A Dream And Aiming For It Ruby Learns To Stand Up To Her Parents, Gets Some Backbone And Starts To See Herself In A Much Better Light There S Even A Bit Of Romance.


About the Author: Fleur Beale

Fleur Beale is the author of many award winning books for children and young adults, best known for her novel I am not Esther which has been published worldwide.Beale was one of six children of a dairy farmer Cedric Corney and of a teacher and author Estelle Corney n e Cook She was born in Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand, on the farm where her father was born Beale grew up in the town before Fleur Beale is the author of many award winning books for children and young adults, best known for her novel I am not Esther which has been published worldwide.Beale was one of six children of a dairy farmer Cedric Corney and of a teacher and author Estelle Corney n e Cook She was born in Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand, on the farm where her father was born Beale grew up in the town before attending Victoria University, Wellington and Christchurch Teachers Training College, where she met her husband Since 1985 she has taught at Melville High School in Hamilton, Waikato and in Wellington Beale s first stories were written for the children s radio programme Grandpa s Place Her first book was a small reader and picture book for young children and she started to write for teenagers in 1993 Her stories often involve troubled adolescents engaged in outdoor activities.Beale was a finalist in the Aim Children s Book Awards junior fiction and her 1998 novel I am not Esther was shortlisted for the senior fiction section of the 1999 New Zealand Post Children s Awards In 1999 she was awarded the Children s Writing Fellowship at Dunedin College of Education and quit teaching to write full time Her 2001 novel Ambushed was a finalist for the Junior Fiction section of the 2002 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards Her 2004 account of how an indigenous girl discovers how her education can save her tribal lands My Story A New Song in the Land The Writings of Atapo, Pahia, c.1840 received a Notable Book award in 2005 as did Walking Lightly



10 thoughts on “End of the Alphabet

  1. says:

    Another great surprise in the YA genre Ruby Yarrow has always let people push her over, especially at home She doesn t have a voice, until her


  2. says:

    I decided to read End of the Alphabet after finding it in a book sale, the blurb of the book really intrigued me so I decided to read the book The book


  3. says:

    Reread I haven t reread this book in YEARS but reading it again today brought back all the fond memories I have of it Ruby is such a mature character and being


  4. says:

    I decided to read this book as i had gotten it for my birthday and it looked really good so i got stuck into it.This book falls into the category a New Zealand author Fl


  5. says:

    I wasn t sure what to think of this book when I first picked it up, but once I started reading it I couldn t stop Ruby Yarrow is a character that we can all relate to in some way


  6. says:

    I LOVED IT


  7. says:

    I ve read and re read this book quite a few times, and it s just such a SATISFYING read A peculiarity of Fleur Beale s writing is that she can get me completely absorbed in characters with whom I


  8. says:

    Read this in one sitting it s so good, except perhaps the ending which seems a little rushed Still, a very satisfying read about the complex dynamics within a family Great main character who we root for al


  9. says:

    I thought this book was amazing and I could not put it down I think everybody needs to read this book it was so inspiring and really looked into some of the problems within our culture right now.


  10. says:

    really enjoyed reading this.


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