Surf Ache by Gerry Bobsien

First, praise for what this story is not. It is not about vampires and werewolves, does not feature a dysfunctional family, there is no strong sexual theme and no time travel. All of this is refreshing in the teen-girl-fiction scene. There is a reference to marijuana use and dealing, but both are condemned. Gerry Bobsien has written a good story about interesting people centred on a very Australian character. Ella, who is in year 9, starts the book sadly, transplanted from Melbourne, where she had ballet, a bestie and a boyfriend, to Newcastle, where only surfing matters. Eventually she begins to shine as a dancer, then on a surfboard, on which she proves a natural.

Review by Jill Rowbotham, Weekend Australian, November 28, 2009

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

One thought on “Surf Ache by Gerry Bobsien”

  1. hello my name is ally
    i LOVE this book i could read it over and over and over ect.
    i would love it even more if you wrote a second book and the maybe a whole series!… Your a really good author.

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