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Graceland was named after the King of Pop’s mansion by her Elvis-obsessed mum. But she’s not rich, not famous and definitely not noticeable.
She’s always just been Mikaela’s best friend.
That is, until Mikaela leaves school without explanation and Graceland finds herself noticed by Cooper Dally. Popular boy and Mikaela’s EX-BOYFRIEND. Now she’s the centre of attention: big parties, new dresses and girlfriend to Cooper. Graceland is finally changing her stars.
But Cooper has expectations Graceland can’t meet. And when the truth behind Mikaela’s leaving comes out, Graceland realises Cooper might not be the guy she thought he was. Worse, it could cost Graceland more than she’s willing to give to be noticed.
A Note From the Publisher
Coming soon in audiobook format read by author Catriona McKeown.
“Memphis Grace” – by Catriona McKeown (author) published by Rhiza Edge, Winner of Older Readers category of the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature, 2019
A hard hitting and at times brutal story about adolescent relationships, the things that can go wrong and learning to stand up for oneself. Viz a viz how morals, determination and finding the right friends can bring to question the negative actions of others and her own violation. Graceland (the female protagonist) becomes the centre of attention and being popular. Initially she embraces this new found status, which ultimately is not what it seemed. A good book for young women who think that being popular is their aspiration. Great book for therapists.