Hardie Grant Egmont
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?
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Separation; Race discrimination; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; separated parents; racism; lesbian; lesbian teenagers; same-sex relationship; bisexual teenager
separated mother and father; mother and father
lesbian females; bisexual female
Indie Book Awards, 2019, Short List, Young Adult
Queensland Literary Awards, 2018, Short List, Young Adult Book
Readings Young Adult Book Prize, 2018, Winner
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, 2019, Short List, Young Adult
private school; high school; injustice; friendship; feminism; sexual harassment; hoax; privilege; swimming; Australia
Gough, Erin, "Amelia Westlake" (2018). Diverse Families. 1718.