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Cover to Cover - Episode 2

Guest: Dianne Touchell

dianne touchell   a small madness

Book Review - A Small Madness (Allen & Unwin)

The first time, young lovers, Rose and Michael have sex changes both of their lives forever.  Shocked by the realization that she is pregnant, Rose starts an emotional, mental and physical downward spiral into “a small madness” that has devastating consequences.  Alternating points-of-view provide a heartbreaking insight into the teenagers’ dilemma.  In a state of escalating denial, Rose finds herself unable to deal with the reality of the situation, while Michael, who is ill-equipped to help, has no-one to turn to for support or advice.  Intense and confronting, this tragic young adult love story sensitively and compassionately explores the issues of teen pregnancy, dysfunctional relationships and mental illness.

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Recommended book

Each month on Cover to Cover, we ask our guest author to recommend another great book by a West Australian author. Dianne's recommendation was When We Remember They Call Us Liars by Suzanne Covich.

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