Monday, 4 May 2009

Reader's Snapshot - Amra Pajalic

As part of Persnickety Snark's Aussie Month, I will be spotlighting a whole heap of Aussie debut YA writers. The first is the lovely Amra Pajalic, who's first novel, The Good Daughter will be released today (May 4). Amra is a fresh new voice in the Aussie YA scene she describes TGD as "...cross between Melinda Marchetta’s Looking for Alibrandi and Randa Abdel-Fattah’s Does my Head Look Big in This?" If this doesn't sell you on the brilliance of this novel then read my review.

Which book is memorable from your teen years?
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Describe your high school English teacher in three words...
Inspiring, committed and caring

Your book of the moment?
The Slap by Christos Tsoilkas

What do you use to mark your page when reading?
Bookmark

Favourite place to read?
Lying down on the coach

Favourite word?
Cookie

Favourite book store?
Reader's Feast

Character you wish you had created?
Scarlett O'Hara

Bonus Question: Battle of the Aussie soapies - Home and Away or Neighbours?
Neighbours

(Adele - WHAT? No way - totally Home and Away.)

Come by tomorrow for my interview with Amra about her debut novel, The Good Daughter.

2 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love the cover of her book. And I read your review a second ago and it sounds amazing. Why don't I live in Australia?! GAH! Can you get it easily in the U.S.??

And the soap Neighbors sounds familiar...probably heard the name somewhere. I'm obsessed with the UK soap Hollyoaks. LOL

-Lauren

amrapajalic.com said...

Hi Lauren

You can order the book from my publisher online http://textpublishing.com.au/books-and-authors/book/the-good-daughter/

Cheers

Amra