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Please Don't Hug Me
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A powerful and funny Own Voices story from a debut Australian writer, for fans of Simone Howell's Girl, Defective and Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl.

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Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing the first draft of Please Don't Hug Me, her first book, when she received her own autism-spectrum diagnosis

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'This own-voices Australian debut about a young woman who is shaped-but not defined-by her autism, balances its funny and serious sides perfectly, and is a heartwarming read about self-acceptance and authenticity.' * Leanne Hall *
'This book is beautifully intimate, and so authentic. You're going to love getting to know its central character, Erin. I'm so thrilled this book exists.' * Claire Christian *
'A moving and insightful story about finding your place in the world.' * Nina Kenwood *
'Kay Kerr is a skilful writer who deftly balances the serious and the light in this coming-of-age narrative...This is another exciting release in Australian young adult fiction that I can't wait to recommend to a host of sharp and curious minds.' * Books+Publishing *
'Essential reading.' * CBCA Victoria *
'Funny and serious.' * West Weekend *

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