Zelah Green, Queen Of Clean by Vanessa Curtis
  

Zelah Green, Queen Of Clean

Written by Vanessa Curtis

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Shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Award 2010

Told in an upbeat, teenage first person narrative, this is a moving and insightful story about coping with a compulsive disorder. Zelah Green describes herself as a Cleanaholic. She spends her life on ‘Germ Alert’ because she’s unable not to worry about the smallest speck of dirt. Mostly it’s manageable; sometimes it is not. Zelah’s stepmother finds it hard and sends Zelah off to a home for ‘crazy people’ in the hope that Zelah can fix herself up. What Zelah finds and how ‘craziness’ really is, is kindly and touchingly observed.

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Zelah Green, Queen Of Clean by Vanessa Curtis

My name is Zelah Green and I am a Cleanaholic. I spend most of my life on Germ Alert. Or Dirt Alert.

Sol, who has brown eyes and olive skin. Sol, who I actually want to touch. Now I'm on Flirt Alert! Maybe, just maybe, something good could happen...

This is a moving story of one girl's attempt to come to terms with her grief, told with humour and real insight.

About the Author

Vanessa Curtis

Vanessa Curtis originally trained as a pianist before becoming a freelance journalist and contributing articles to a range of magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two biographies on Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf's Women and The Hidden Houses of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell as well as a reviewer of fiction and non-fiction for broadsheet newspapers. She is the co-editor of the Virginia Woolf Bulletin, a literary magazine, and also works as a freelance literary consultant. She lives and works near Chichester Harbour.

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Paperback

Author

Vanessa Curtis
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Author's Website

www.curtisliterary.co.uk/

Publisher

Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

5th January 2009

ISBN

9781405255059

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