Out Walked Mel
Reprint: 1998, 2001, 2004
Subject: Young Adult Fiction
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'Premature departure to Christchurch, pre-empted by
major ructions at Place of Learning. No intention of
return (to Place of Learning, that is). Financially endowed
and psychologically positive. Will contact upon arrival,
request no expression of concern or mindless brow-beating.
Mel is short, stroppy and never knows when to keep her mouth shut. When Mel storms out of school she sees it as an escape from a past and present too messy to deal with. But standing up for yourself is one thing; facing the consequences is quite another.
AIM Best First Book Award 1991
Premier New Zealand Bestseller – 2004 Gold Award