Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
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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Title: I Crawl Through It
Author: A.S. King
I Crawl Through It is a weird read with a surrealist feel but the issues faced by the four main characters are real and relevant.
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Title: One Step
Author: Andrew Daddo
One Step is an emotional roller-coaster of a book that literally had me on the edge of my seat.
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Author: Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett is my all time favorite author. Before his death in 2015 he wrote a huge number of books, most notably The Disc-World books. Because he wrote so many and because I am unashamedly biased I could not choose just one book to review.
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Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper is a who-dunnit with a difference, as Audrey Wadsworth tries to hunt down the infamous Jack the Ripper.
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Title: A Good Idea
Author: Cristina Moracho
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: The Cruelty
Author: Scott Bergstrom
The Cruelty takes us on a dark, dangerous, journey into the seedy world of spies and organised crime. Gwendolyn is forced to do the unthinkable to save her father and thereby sacrifices her innocence forever.
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Title: Cell 7
Author: Kerry Drewery
In her book, Cell 7, Kerry Drewery creates a dystopian world in which the legal system has been reduced to a reality TV show. Martha Honeydew is caught up in this system in which viewers vote her either guilty or innocent by phoning in or texting at a premium cost.
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Title: Violence 101
Author: Denis Wright
Violence 101 is dark, disturbing and takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath.
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Title: Freedom Ride
Author: Sue Lawson
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”