Hating Alison Ashley is a coming of age story about teenagers dealing with their self-inflicted angst, their embarrassing parents, their friends and those they would call their enemies. Erica Yurken's life sucks: her family is an embarrassment, her acting genius is unrecognized and because of her name, she is nicknamed 'Yuk'. So from the moment the perfect Alison Ashley arrives at school, Yuk knows there is going to be trouble. Yuk has always felt superior to everyone at Barringa East, but Alison is everything Yuk has ever wanted to beWritten by
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[Barry has just caught Erica spying on him and Alison. Erica spits the dirt in her mouth]
Yurken, what are you doing here?
[on the floor, covered in dirt and flowers]
I'm gonna sue you!
I was just... innocently... walking... up... your driveway, when this... wheelie bin just shot out in front of me... which was unsecured!
Were you spying on us?
[pointing her finger at Alison, warning her]
How dare you! How *dare* you! No! No! The only reason I came, was to give you...
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I absolutely adore the book written by Robin Klein, so I was very excited when I heard that a movie based on the book was in the making.
But I was severely disappointed with the movie when I did see it because it didn't capture what I loved about the book - the absolutely ridiculously funny Erica and the interesting way in which she views the world.
From the start of the movie, I realised that things weren't the same as I had imagined in the book. So, I just went along for the ride. It wasn't all that bad, I guess. Miss Belmont was totally different to what I had imagined her to be! I didn't think she would be one to smoke and drink - Jean Kittson, who plays her, is hilarious!
On it's own, I thought the movie and it's actors/actresses in it did a good job, but alas, I'm such a fan of the book (one of my all time favourite books) that I couldn't help but feel disappointed =P
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