Author(s): James Roy
"Lizzie doesn't mean to do the wrong thing . . . she's just misunderstood. Lizzie has a history of misunderstandings, but the latest one is bad enough to get her expelled from Our Lady of the Sacred Wimple College. So now she's going to be homeschooled. That's right from now on her mum will be her teacher. No friends, no playground, nothing but homework. What will Lizzie have to do to prove that she's mature enough to be allowed back to Sacred Wimple? She's prepared to give almost anything a go, but will it end up the same way it usually does with her being misunderstood all over again? Miss Understood is a warm, funny and moving story by award-winning author James Roy."
James Roy was born in western New South Wales in 1968 and spent much of his childhood in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, adventuring by day and reading books at night. Then one day, tired of reading books by dead people, he decided to start writing his own. Since his first novel was released in 1996, James has written a number of critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction for young people, including the CBCA Honour Books CAPTAIN MACK and BILLY MACK'S WAR, and six CBCA Notable Books. In 2008, TOWN also won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, as well as the Golden Inky in Australia's only teenage choice awards. James lives with his family in the Blue Mountains. He enjoys trying to make music and art, doesn't like olives very much, and hasn't entirely abandoned his dream of sailing around the world.