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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall

Author: Lauren Oliver

Ease: Moderate

Rating: 5/5

I instantly disliked the protagonist, Sam, in Oliver’s Before I Fall. She reminded me of the girls that made me so unhappy in school – and she had no problem justifying her behaviour. So I was presently surprised to find that, by the end of the book, I had come around.

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A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

Title: A Good Idea

Author: Cristina Moracho

Ease: Challenging

Rating: 3/5

Finley is determined to bring her best-friend’s killer to justice. He’s admitted to the crime, now she just need to get the town to believe him and arrest him. If it weren’t for his father’s influence and his victim’s bad reputation, maybe they would.

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Title: Freedom Ride

Author: Sue Lawson

Ease: Moderate

Rating: 5/5

Freedom Ride takes a look at the efforts by Australian Indigenous people and their supporters to bring attention to the inequities they were being subjected to everyday, from the point of view of Robbie, a white teenager who knows something is wrong but doesn’t know if he can, or should, stop it. Continue reading “Book Review”