Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough | Hardie Grant Publishing

Amelia Westlake

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From Ampersand Prize-winning author Erin Gough comes this ferociously funny romp through an elite private school, and a brilliant feminist hoax that could change – or ruin – everything.

Harriet Price has the perfect life: she’s a prefect at Rosemead Grammar, she lives in a mansion, and her gorgeous girlfriend is a future prime minister. So when she decides to risk it all by helping bad-girl Will Everhart expose the school’s many ongoing issues, Harriet tells herself it’s because she too is seeking justice. And definitely not because she finds Will oddly fascinating.

Will Everhart can’t stand posh people like Harriet, but even she has to admit Harriet's ideas are good – and they’ll keep Will from being expelled. That’s why she teams up with Harriet to create Amelia Westlake, a fake student who can take the credit for a series of provocative pranks at their school. 

But the further Will and Harriet’s hoax goes, the harder it is for the girls to remember they’re sworn enemies – and to keep Amelia Westlake’s true identity hidden. As tensions burn throughout the school, how far will they go to keep Amelia Westlake – and their feelings for each other – a secret? 

Perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli, this triumphant queer YA rom-com explores politics, privilege and power, and has a gloriously uplifting teen romance at its heart.

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ISBN:

9781760127152

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

352

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

RRP:

$19.99

Category:

Young Adult Books

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Egmont

Published:

01 April 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Erin Gough

Erin Gough is a Sydney-based writer. Amelia Westlake is her second novel. It won the 2019 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature and the 2018 Readings Young Adult Book Prize, was a finalist in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards, was shortlisted in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the 2019 Indie Book Awards. It has been