Author: Wendy Harmer
To Be Released on March 1st, 2011
Book Website: http://www.mobileatthemall.com/
I Lost my Mobile at the MallTeenager on the edge of a technological breakdown.
Australian comedienne Wendy Harmer needs no introduction. A playwright, TV presenter, radio personality, author, mother and staunch supporter of Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, she has just turned her hand to writing her first novel for teenagers. I Lost My Mobile at the Mall is fantastic, utterly believable that has lots of laughs and surprising depth.
The novel stars fifteen-year-old Elly Pickering. After losing her mobile, Elly feels she is facing certain social death. Her best friend has moved hundreds of kilometers away, her other best friend is acting stranger than usual and her parents are distracted by 'the Global Financial Crisis'… and everything' To top it all off, Elly's boyfriend is giving her the silent treatment and there are embarrassing photos of her on the web-which she can't see for herself, as she can't get to the computer either.
I Lost My Mobile at the Mall present topical issues such as cyber-bullying, peer pressure and finding your voice and your beliefs in a fun way. Random House Australia is also offering teens an exciting new way to extend the book experience via dedicated website designed especially to be viewed on mobile phones. In an Australia publishing industry first, readers can access the site via scanning the QR code published on the back cover of the book. This allows potential readers while browsing in a bookstore to enter competition, watch a video from Wendy, access social networking sites and read what others thought of the book- all before buying a copy.