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These Kids Aren't Impressed With Tony Abbott's Book

"It will probably be boring".

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott dropped by Caragabal Public School in Central NSW to give the kids something they absolutely never even asked for... a signed copy of his old book "Battlelines".

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The kids were just ~thrilled~.

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Caragabal school captains Angus Troth and Polly Napier were holding the book and looking just over the moon.

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"Who is this guy?"

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This kid's suddenly realised Australia's had five prime ministers in her short life and this guy was one of them.

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"He doesn't even go here!"

The book's going into the primary school library. But at least one kid doubts anyone will read it because, "it will probably be boring".

Journalist: "Are you going to read it?"

Kid: "... it will probably be boring."

"Battlelines" has been spotted on sale for the "basement price" of $2.95. But perhaps a copy signed by the former PM might be worth a few cents more.

Reminder of the retail cost of Tony Abbott’s “Battlelines”…. via @workmanalice

Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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