''Hating Alison Ashley'' is an Australian children's / young adult novel written by Creator/RobinKlein, later turned into a movie starring Australian pop star Music/DeltaGoodrem and a young Creator/SaskiaBurmeister.

Erica "Yuk" Yurken is a precocious (and slightly snotty) lower-middle class adolescent who belongs to a family she considers to be freaks and goes to what's widely considered to be the worst school in Australia. Dreaming of future stardom and considering herself on a higher level than most of her schoolmates, her parade is quite heavily rained on when new girl Alison Ashley is put in her class. Alison, from a wealthy family, is [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter richer, prettier and more talented]] and quickly gains more interest from the other students than Erica, who quickly finds herself being [[GreenEyedMonster consumed with envy]] and engaged in increasingly desperate attempts to one-up Alison, not realizing that [[LonelyRichKid Alison's life isn't as great as Erica thinks it is]].

A film version was released in 2005.
!!Provides examples of:

* AcademicAlphaBitch: Erica. Probably the only smart student in her ill-famed school, she is an ambitious and extremely arrogant girl who believes herself superior to all her stupid classmates. When Alison is placed in her class, Erica starts hating and antagonizing her because she is jealous of how Alison outshines her academically (not just because she's rich) and is loved by all the teachers.
* TheAce: Alison.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: Erica's little sister Jedda.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Provides most of the conflict.
* TheBeautifulElite: Played with; Erica ''thinks'' that Alison's one of these, but it's mostly her own jealousy blowing things out of proportion; Alison is actually genuinely nice and only wants to be Erica's friend.
* TheBully: Barry Hollis.
* ConsummateLiar: Erica, full stop.
* TheDitz: Margaret "Margeart" Collins.
* DramaQueen: Erica lives and breathes this trope.
* DysfunctionalFamily: What Erica believes her family is - she shares a room with a sister that thinks she's a horse, has an older goth sister and a deadbeat brother to just name a few. To Erica, they are this trope; to everyone else in the family, they are merely a QuirkyHousehold.
* GreenEyedMonster: Erica is consumed by this towards Alison.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Erica again.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation / FriendlessBackground: Both Erica and Alison.
* {{Jerkass}}: Erica is not a pleasant person. She gets better.
* LonelyRichKid: Although Erica's too blind to see it, Alison's home life really isn't that great.
* LowerClassLout: Many examples.
* MostWritersAreWriters: [[spoiler: At the end of the book, Erica has come to realise that her talent is writing, not acting.]]
* MutualEnvy: Erica is jealous because Alison is rich, beautiful and has a mother that is more cultured than her own. She learns at the end that Alison is jealous of Erica's embarrassing, but supportive and kind, family who all attend the camp play to see Erica while Alison's mother can't be bothered to show up.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Erica believes she's a talented actress, but when it comes to actually performing in front of people at the school camp, she chokes and is unable to do it.
* PyroManiac: Barry Hollis.
* ProperLady: Alison.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied with Erica's older sister Valjoy.
* SaveOurStudents: Played for laughs; Erica's teacher, a new, young, inexperienced teacher gets put in charge of Erica's class, one of the rowdiest in the school, and much to everyone's astonishment manages to turn them around. It's not because she inspires them, however; it's because her surly, sarcastic manner and refusal to take any bullshit from any of the little bastards she's put in charge of ends up with everyone terrified of her.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Erica.
* SpoiledSweet: Alison. See TheBeautifulElite above.
* SuckySchool: Erica's school is widely considered one of the worst in Australia.
* UnfortunateNames: Erica Yurken.
* UnreliableNarrator: Erica, as well as misjudging Alison, tends to overestimate her own wit and popularity.
* VerbingNouny: The title.