Foley Russel and That Poor Girl

When Foley Russel is assigned a book report and to meet a character from that book, he hopes for someone interesting like a circus midget or a Formula One driver. He’s not anticipating a girl in a wheelchair, and he’s certainly not expecting to like her. After all, she’s not even normal, is she?

“This book is about cystic fibrosis – but not in the way you might imagine – yes it does vivify the experience but more important is how the author brings the illness into the every day. Into our lives. It is deeply refreshing and upbeat. So different to what you might expect.” – Fiona Place, author of Cardboard

“Foley Russel and That Poor Girl is a lovely, well written story for any age. It covers a subject that some people find difficult to deal with…long term, severe illness, and it allows us to see that behind every disease/disability there is a real person.” – Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews

Rebecca Bloomer is a Brisbane-based adventuress with a keen interest in everything. Rebecca’s favourite writing aids are:

*long walks (often in someone else’s shoes) *big dreams (day, night and especially in meetings) *a decent sense of humour (her own or someone else’s, it doesn’t make too much difference) *curiosity (ever wondered why cats look so smug?) *observational skills (thus the contact lenses) *quiet determination (the loud kind causes headaches)

Book Details

ISBN: 9780980690958

Category: Teen Fiction

Trade paperback: 94 pages

Publication Date: 21 August 2010

RRP: AU $12.95 (pbk) | $2.99 (ebook)


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