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Sadie Starr is obsessed with starting over. A new year, a new diet, a new social media identity... anything that gives her a chance to be a better version of herself.  

So when her dad’s job moves the family interstate, Sadie’s excited for a fresh start. It’s also the perfect excuse to leave behind the mess she’s made with her best friend and secret crush, Daniel, whose advances she rejected – for fear of screwing things up.  

But at her new school, she lands in a complex friendship group where standing up for what’s right isn’t as easy as it seems. And when her attempts at romance backfire and her eating disorder rears its head, Sadie finds herself wanting to start over yet again.  

Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over is an engaging, funny – serious look at the downsides of aiming too high, the dangers of black and white thinking —and the journey to realising imperfections are part of being human.

About The Author

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Miranda Luby is an author, freelance journalist and copywriter living on Victoria’s Surf Coast. She has won several awards for her short stories, and her journalism features in publications such as National Geographic, the BBC and the New York Post. 

Miranda was shortlisted for the Text Prize for her debut novel, Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over (previously titled Therefore I Am).

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