48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls

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Australian teenager Dan Bancroft had a choice to make: go to Geneva with his parents for a year, or move into a house with his bass-playing aunt Jacq and her friend Naomi. He chose Jacq’s place, and his life will never be the same. This action-packed and laugh-out-loud-funny novel navigates Dan’s chaotic world of calculus, roommates, birds, and love.

About Nick Earls

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Nick Earls lives in Brisbane, Australia, where he writes for both children and adults. His previous Graphia book, 48 Shades of Brown, won Australia's Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Older Readers. It also received the following praise:
Published June 7, 2004 by Graphia. 274 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Dan’s dry, wickedly funny first-person voice chronicles a month of his life as he moves in with his aunt in hometown Brisbane while his parents move to Geneva.

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Lapaine's direction seemingly takes its cues from the thump, thump rhythms of the film's score, and Dan and Jacq are the only characters to take on lives of their own.

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Opting for this sunny locale over wintry Geneva with his family, 16-year-old Daniel Bancroft (Richard Wilson) moves into the rambling house of his 22-year-old aunt, Jacq (Robin McLeavy).

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This sounds like a deeply grumpy point of view to acknowledge, and while it's not exactly what my experience of the film was, some audience members with whom I saw 48 Shades indeed felt the film was obvious and uninvolving.

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