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Summary and reviews of A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley, plus links to a book excerpt from A Little Wanting Song and author biography of Cath Crowley. Rose is a restless, passionate science student who longs to flee the Australian bush. Review of “A Little Wanting Song” by Cath Crowley Rose is full of anger and ambition and wanting, and maybe Charlie could be her ticket out.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. She might not always be likeable but it was the raw ache behind her wanting and dreams that I connected with the most.

See all Editorial Reviews. Grade 9 Up—Two voices alternate chapters in this aptly titled, lyrical Australian novel of unexpected friendship and self-acceptance. I find myself loving her books despite the fact that, let’s face it, they aren’t the best literature ever put out there. It’s that kind of writing.

I cried with her when I got the news about Gran.

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

But this visit will be different than any other visit Charlie can remember. I don’t always trust great prose writers to write great poetry — because often, they don’t. Kindle Cloud Reader Read cqth in your browser. Oct 08, Hazel Stay Bookish rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s betrayal and wanting but it doesn’t have your heart racing.

I liked Charlie more than Rose, but Rose’s romance was a lot better than Charlie’s. I’m schoolgirl giggling to myself as I read over my Dave highlights on my Kindle.


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I love Crowley’s writing. One of my official favourites. This book is filled with so many funny moments and light hearted dialog between the characters that blend together perfectly. She bent my handlebars. litt,e

A novel where everyone involved can grow. The moments of brilliance are at times brought down by scenes of mundane and cliche. There is a formula to coming of age stories, and this one does use it a bit; also, there is a spot in the middle of the book that, though I don’t dislike it, I wonder if all of what happened needed to happen.

The chance to show Dave Robbie that she’s not entirely unspectacular. Trivia About A Little Wanting I have to say, it was a very smooth read for me. And, now that I’m finished I am left longing for more. As you read this story, these myriad of emotions just keep crashing See, the water molecules are attracted to each other so much that they hold on for as long as they can.

It’s pretty much a case of: Some of my favorite scenes below include Dave, which I came to adore. Not Enabled Screen Reader: We pass the skeleton tree that never has leaves, no matter what time of year. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She’s been dead for seven years.

A Little Wanting Song

Ala Warpaint; gimme moregimme more, gimme more Crowley. This is where Charlie comes in.

English Choose a language for shopping. I wanted her to stand up for herself and get what she needed from her dad, and friends, and life. And for a cat while it was predictable, then I got to know them a little more. Charlie is a quiet, music-loving girl who is yet to come out of her catth. I especially loved it when Crowley would go in depth on their relationships with their parents.


The book has this wonderful melancholic feel to it Ahhh, I adore Cath Crowley’s writing and she definitely managed to lure me in again after the great read that was Graffiti Moon.

View all 9 comments. A Little Wanting Song was a truly wonderful read. They stayed in Charlie’s tone, they were expressive and lyrical without being too much, and some of them were really affecting. I immediately connected with Charlie because she was a likeable character from the first pages. Did I like it? She’s smart and funny and artistic, and she’s also nervous and lonely and a million other things that work together to make her a fully-realized character. Have I mentioned that I loved this book?

She loves Luke but can’t wait to leave their small country town. Rose, on the other hand, that bitch Charlie’s mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she’s visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. I felt her disappointment when it seems her one true friend is growing away from her and her desperation to hold on to what was.

That moment when you inch closer to each other little by little, till you skin starts and ends in the same place. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years.