Watch Out for Jamie Joel, by Mike Dumbleton

Craig Elliott is the new deputy principal. Jamie Joel isn’t new. She’s been at the school long enough to have a reputation. What the pair have to work out is how to get to know each other, and how to work together to get Jamie through school and allow Craig to do his job.

Watch Out for Jamie Joel tells the powerful story of Jamie Joel, a teen with an unpalatable home life and a chip on her shoulder and the teacher who wants to help her.

Author Mike Dumbleton writes from dual perspectives – using the first person narrative of the deputy principal, entwined with the third person perspective of Jamie Joel.

A gritty and engrossing novel.

Watch Out for Jamie Joel, by Mike Dumbleton
Allen & Unwin, 2003