November 12, 2016
Garry via Goodreads
Waiting for Danica relates the true story of its titular character, Danica, as seen through the eyes of her sister. Set in the streets of Melbourne, Ana Dean takes us i...
June 17, 2016
Leone via Goodreads
This is a story that is hard to read but yet important to read. As a memoir it gives us a glimpse into the world of young people on the streets of Melbourne in the 1980...
May 6, 2016
"What and emotional journey Dean takes you on in her raw and emotional novel "Waiting for Danica". The life about a young teen in Melbourne's 80's from a multicultural...
April 10, 2016
".... I feel for your family. Having some experience with a close family member suffering major depression & anxiety, I know how it can affect family dynamics. Your fam...
January 25, 2016
Michael, Barwon Heads
"... I just read your book and really enjoyed it. Growing up in the western suburbs around the same time, the stories are very familiar. That is, I knew so many people...
June 11, 2015
Julie, Macedon Ranges
"Ana describes a brutal underworld, hidden by the veneer of polite society of Melbourne in the 1980s. Ana’s sister Danica and Danica’s friends are the people you cross...
May 5, 2015
"I read "Waiting for Danica" in record time, I could not put it down. I blame you completely for my red eyes each morning.....you tell a story in such a way it draws...
April 6, 2015
"A Powerful book! A must read for parents.... It was also easy to read. I laughed and cried whilst reading it. I cried for the little sister who had to grow up overni...
March 29, 2015
"Thank you for sharing your family's story. Your unconditional love for each other is extraordinary and beautiful. It is impossible to know what occurs behind closed do...
March 25, 2015
Cathy, Barwon Heads
"A Harrowing and often Confronting telling of torment that captivated me from the start. A story filled with baseless hate told from a place of deepest love. Through t...
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" Firstly I'd like to thank you so very much for having the courage to write and share your story. I wanted you to know what an amazing read I thoug...
March 14, 2015
"I found it easy to read. I liked the history bits. I kept wanting to know more but when I got 3/4 of the way through I wanted it to stop......... t...
"....easy to read"
March 15, 2015
"...this is a story about a very imperfect person in a very imperfect world..."
"...a story that is a hard read but yet important to read..."
"...Dean takes you on in her raw and emotional novel..."
"....the police brutality is mind blowing."
....the stories are very familiar."
"......a brutal underworld...."
"... they never lost their values or belief in who they were ..."
"....I laughed, I cried....."
...harrowing and often confronting...
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