Synopses & Reviews
"Becky," I said, grinning, "I have a feeling this is going to be a fantastic day." As usual, I was spectacularly wrong.
Pen O'Connell is without a doubt the unluckiest girl at school. Her dream date has just fallen through, and her dog has literally eaten her homework. But when Pen meets Sebastian Meyerteenage genius and genetics expertshe begins to wonder if everything that happens to her really is just bad luck. Soon Pen begins to wonder if Sebastian's bizarre theory can explain why she is more likely to get a head injury than a hot date.
"There are many twists and turns in the plot, entertaining events and some realistic and convincing issues, delivered in a fast-paced, enjoyable read for teenagers." Reading Time
"Themes of celebrity and cloning are explored and the concept of karma cleverly ties the plot together. . . . an amusing read that combines all the right ingredients, romance, pop stars, school, friendship, humour and intrigue to be a winning read for teenage girls . . . an excellent first novel for the 12-16 year age group." Magpies
"Mishaps is well written, uses the language of today's teenagers and is very, very funny. It would also be useful [in the classroom] to introduce discussion about genetics and ethical behaviour." Viewpoint
"Kunze's engaging characters ensure that the journey is smooth and enjoyable. If Mishaps were a movie, it would be described as a 'quirky Australian comedy'but definitely one of a superior quality." Canberra Times
"This fast paced, exciting read is any girl's answer to a boring weekend!" Girlfriend 'Girlie Read of the Month'
About the Author
Nansi Kunze is a former teacher.