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Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates – and some of their teachers.

Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches The Cabinet in action, and is courted by them – as she learns about power and repression – Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.

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Penguin

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Comments on: "Laurinda – Alice Pung" (1)

  1. Laurinda is a fictional book based in a young, intelligent girl (named Lee, I think)’s shoes in which is transferred from her ordinary school in a dodgy area of Melbourne to a very prestigious, private all girls school in the heart of the city. She takes us through her experience at Laurinda (her new school) and the decisions she must take to find out where she stands in this strange place. Her parents are very strict on her education and insist on her achieving her best. My favourite part is her speech at the end of novel about her experience at Laurinda because it is really good, also when she finds her real friends. If I could change one thing it would be that the mean girls at her school (the Cabinet) stayed out of her life as it would have made her experience at the school a whole lot easier! It is a really good book and I would recommend it to probably all teenage girls as it best fits that age group, and boys probably wouldn’t like it. There is a little bit of romance, lots of drama and the sequence of change in this girls educational experience at the school (on her scholarship there). It is a really good book that I really enjoyed and would rate it a 7/10.

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