Love You Two

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Penguin Random House Australia, Sep 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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When life, love and family aren't what anyone said they'd be . . . Like Looking for Alibrandi, this coming-of-age story stars a girl trying to find herself within a strong family environment.

'Then something shifted. I don't know when what used to make me content began to make me cringe; when my adoration of her turned to irritation. Was it adolescence? Was it a mother-daughter thing?'

Pina's friends think she's lucky. How many families get along the way hers does - how many parents are as free-spirited and happy as hers? But sometimes Pina wonders who the grown-up is - her or her mother. Then a chance glimpse at an email unravels what Pina thought she knew about life and love. Can her family survive what she has discovered? And what does it all mean for Pina's own life? Two siblings, two boys, two cities, three generations, four friends. How many versions of the truth?

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User Review  - HippieLunatic - LibraryThing

An exploration of how a teen comes to grips with the reality of who her mother is... In some places, this was a completely heart-touching, endearing story. It explores what it takes to achieve ... Read full review

Love You Two

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Giuseppina, or Pina, is a third-generation Italian teenager living in Adelaide. Her parents' happy marriage stands as a reassuring counterpoint to the fractured family lives of her peers. Then ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli has gained international recognition as a leading writer, researcher, lecturer, consultant and activist in the issues of cultural, sexual and gender diversity and family diversity in health and education. Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, she also enjoys working with young people in schools and is passionate about her work, social justice, and her incredibly supportive family and friends. Her first book for young adults, Tapestry, explored five generations of her family's history in Australia and Italy. It was shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia and in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She is also the author of Girls' Talk, Boys' Stuff, Someone You Know, and When Our Children Come Out.

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