By: Jen Storer
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780143307594


Quincy Jordan doesn't want to meet her hippie cousins and go to school in Crystal Bay. Her life in Sydney is perfect. She's going to save her parents' marriage, score perfect marks at school and become a surgeon. Her only regret is that she'll never be a fashion designer. But sacrifices must be made!

There's no way that Quincy is going to be 'Crystallised' – that is until her cousin Esme, the school musical and a cute boy called Harris change everything . . .

Think family, friends and fashion, romance, tears and laughter. That's Crystal Bay!


This is a thoroughly entertaining story about family, friends, love and starting over.

Quincy finds it impossible to believe that her perfect world in Sydney is all a fake. When her surgeon father walks out with her Mum's best friend, Quincy thinks her world is over.

In steps Quincy's long lost Aunt and all her kids, and a very cute boy called Harris, who all happen to live in Crystal Bay, Quincy's new home.

Year 7 - 9 girls will love Quincy and her new found family and friends. She is courageous, grumpy, unpredictable and busy trying to work out who she really is - just like every other teenage girl on the planet!

The first of a great new series.

This book was included in our February 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Michelle