Author(s): Robin Klein; Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
'There was one kid, Alison Ashley, and becuase no one was sitting next to me, Miss Belmont put Alison Ashley there. And from the first day I hated her.'Alison Ashley is sheer perfection in every department. She has everything: intelligence, good looks, a wealthy family and perfect manners and Erica hates her for it!Erica plans to topple Alison at the school play performed annually by the sixth grade. However, everything does not go quite as planned...
Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986).