A Different Sort of Real: The Diary of Charlotte McKenzie, republished as The Deadly Flu, is the seventh book in the My Australian Story series. It was first published in November 2001, and reissued in May 2006 and January 2012.
- "As the horrors of the First World War are drawing to a close, a danger has arisen that will kill more people around the world than the Great War itself—an influenza pandemic. Charlotte McKenzie, assisting the doctor next door, finds herself experiencing at close hand the effects of this devastating disease—and when it finally attacks her own family, how can Charlotte cope?"
- Main article: List of A Different Sort of Real characters
- Main article: Kerry Greenwood