Laurinda is a book about a Melbourne school-girl. She has just moved and is finding it hard to fit in. she doesn’t have a lot of money so she is there on a scholarship. The author described a lot of things well. My favourite description was when she entered the school. Here is the paragraph:
When dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose gardens spreading out on each side 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 a great book. It’s funny, feisty and realistic.