Clancy of the undertow

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'Funny, gritty, absorbing.'-- Kirkus

'This Australian import has already made waves overseas and is now coming to captivate the States--Christopher Currie's writing has already been compared to John Green, if that's any indication. It feels realistic, opting for an honest portrayal rather than the glossed-over version of teenage life, friendship, family, and love.'-- Bustle

'A compelling coming-of-age story set in a dead-end Queensland town that's imbued with warmth, empathy and real wit... Clancy of the Undertow blends the excruciation, confusion, and hope of being a teenager into a novel that will pull in readers of any age.'-- Guardian

Realistic contemporary teen fiction about the value of friendship, family, and being yourself.

Clancy is a bit of an outsider, and her family have stopped bothering to really communicate with each other. But when her dad is involved in a car accident that kills two local teens the town turns against her family. Clancy's family has to work out how to understand the events, deal with the anger of the community and tackle their own challenges.

Funny and wry, Clancy perfectly conveys the confusion and hope of being a teenager. An insightful novel about growing up and figuring out who you are, this will appeal to fans of John Green.

Christopher Currie is a writer and bookseller, whose fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals internationally. His first novel, The Ottoman Motel , was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Queensland Literary Awards in 2012. Clancy is his first YA novel.

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Grouping Title clancy of the undertow
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display_description In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only has to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F. As the summer begins, Clancy's dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly - at last - become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest. In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is.
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subject_facet Australian fiction, Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Gay teenagers -- Juvenile fiction, Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Lesbian teenagers -- Juvenile fiction, Novels, Romance fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Clancy of the undertow
title_full Clancy of the undertow / by Chris Currie
title_short Clancy of the undertow
topic_facet Australian fiction, Coming out (Sexual orientation), Families, Family life, Friendship, Gay teenagers, Identity, Identity (Philosophical concept), Lesbian teenagers