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Length: 108 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"What sets Maisy apart is her sense of humor. She sees the funny side of everything. She recognizes the absurdity of so many experiences in life. Her internal dialog had me laughing out loud almost constantly. Most importantly, even when her life takes an unplanned and traumatic turn, she keeps laughing." - Big Al's Books and Pals

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My name's Maisy May Dickens. I'm about five foot nine inches tall, I weigh far too little through no fault of my own, and I'm a really bad Christian. I don't mean a bad-arse Christian who goes around smiting the evildoers, despite what the last scene might've implied. It's just that I've never been good at being a good little Christian girl, and some days I doubt I ever will. I swear. I yawn in church. I laugh at fart jokes. I'm loud and I dress goth and I try hard to be kind to people but too often I yell at them instead. Not exactly a poster girl for Christian Girl Monthly, huh? Oh, I forgot about my habit of just opening my mouth and letting whatever I'm thinking come out. It gets a bit painful sometimes. Yup, that's me, diarrhoea-mouth girl.

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  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 12, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003OUXDE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,129,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Naomi is an Australian author living on Macleay Island, in south-east Queensland. She works in IT, and loves to play with the English language in her spare time. She's usually found sporting brightly-coloured hair and wielding a mug of coffee as though it's her last bastion against a comatose state.
Naomi also writes erotic fiction under the name N. R. Kramer.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany A. Harkleroad VINE VOICE on January 10, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Maisy May is not your typical good Christian girl. She dresses like a goth, swears like a sailor, and would rather work on cars than shop at the mall. She never really deeply contemplates issues of her faith until she meets Mark, who starts out her friend, becomes her lover, breaks her heart, and will be forever tied to her. High school, sex, and church. No wonder Maisy May is miserable.

I have to say, I thought this book was hilarious. It is a very tongue in cheek portrayal of high school romance and all the fumbles that come along with it. Maisy's character is so endearing. She is a bit of an outcast, and that status increases as the story unfolds. Who among us has not felt the same way in our youth? And one can not help but feel a little bit of sympathy for Mark, who is clearly very confused (again who isn't in high school).

I like that Maisy really wrestles with how her faith views certain social issues, and how she is treated by her church when she is deemed a "sinner". This is a very honest portrayal, done in a way that makes us smile a bit to help take the sting away.

While the content revolves around high school and teenagers, this may not be a book that you want your teen reading, as it does contain some profanity and sexuality (but hey there is a disclaimer right up front in the book; you know what you are in for). However, this is the reality within high school environments, so it may be a good way to open communication between you and your teens if you both read the book. Also, the book is set in Australia, but other than some slang and cultural references that went over my head, it did not phase me. High school is high school no matter where you are I suspect.

All in all, I thought the book was brilliant, and I will probably read it again in the future
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TraceyA on June 12, 2010
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Where does this author get her inspiration? Real Life. Maisy May is not only very well written and completely entertaining but is a very true to life story about the difficulties of being who we are versus who we are expected to be. I absolutely loved this story, so much so I gave it to my two 14 year old nieces to read. They also both fell in love with the book.

I'd recommend Maisy May to anyone but especially for teens as they encounter the very difficulties, albeit on a much smaller scale, as Maisy does. Well done Ms Kramer, well done.

Tracey Alley
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Frankie on January 18, 2011
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This book is one of those books that once you pick it up you have to keep reading. Maisy May is a witty, intelligent, outspoken, potty mouthed teenager who isn't quite as certain of herself as she tries to appear.

She tries to understand how to be good and follow the rules but somehow she just doesn't get the hand of it.
So, she just lives life as it comes to her and we as readers get to follow her journey.
What a wild ride. The funniest statement to me was that "Christians might be kinda boring but bake kick-arse snacks"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rich H. on September 10, 2011
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I'm not a big fan of young-adult stories, possibly because I haven't _been_ a young adult for <grfmbl> years, and it gets harder to relate to such stories as time goes on. I have, however, become something of a Naomi Kramer fan, and this was the only story of hers I hadn't read.

Two words: pleasant surprise.

Maisy May is just a girl: a little brash, a little geeky, a little insecure, a little put upon, entirely too level-headed and down-to-earth despite all that, just trying to cope with a sometimes strange life and her impending womanhood in a small, conservative Australian town. And that's the story: an account of (what is probably just the beginning of) Maisy's coming of age with all its ups and downs (and there are many of each), related effectively in Kramer's straightforward manner. The strengths here are very strong, believable characters, and the blunt, but at the same time tactful honesty with which the sometimes delicate, complex issues modern teenagers face are approached. Kramer's usually unabashed wit and whimsy are appropriately tempered here, adding just the right touch of spice to the story without overwhelming it.

The only real criticism I have to offer is one common to many of Kramer's stories: it doesn't feel complete. Stipulated: _Maisy May_ is offered up-front as the opening story in a trilogy, which is fine, and the ending is handled a little better here than in some others. Still, the abrupt, near-cliffhanger ending is rather jarring.

This is a nitpick, however; I found Maisy May an unexpectedly pleasant read, and plan to pick up the remaining instalments when they're released. I'm also planning to buy another copy for my niece; will update with her comments if and when.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Silverana on August 22, 2010
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This book was amazing! What I love about the kindle is reading books by indie authors!
The title character is Maisy May (yes her mom was certifiable and probably still is says Maisy) is your normal teenager. She wants to dress one way bu her mom and church (she's Christian) say that it's satanic. Oh yeah and her boyfriend thinks he might be gay. Maisy has a great sense of humor and is incredible blunt which is pretty funny most times. Even when something that is every teenage girls worst nightmare happens she keeps on laughing and keeps a good sense of humor. This book is he first of a trilogy and I can' wait to see what the future brings for Maisy.
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