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”
Title: My Ex From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
My Ex From Hell is the first book in the Blooming Goddess Trilogy. In this book we meet Sophie Bloom and she’s about to learn one hell of a secret about herself.
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Title: How to Say I Love You Out Loud
Author: Karole Cozzo
How to Say I Love You Out Loud is a touching story of Jordyn’s journey to accept herself and her family and to find her voice.
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Title: Don’t Look Back
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sam has it all – wealth, popularity and a boyfriend that every girl in the school wants – but after a suspicious accident, she hasn’t got a clue who she is. Someone doesn’t want Sam to regain her memories of what happened that night to her or to her best friend.
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Title: The Cemetery Boys
Author: Heather Brewer
The Cemetery Boys is a dark story with a horror vibe. Stephen is forced to move back to his father’s home town. He thinks this small country town has nothing to hide but he couldn’t be more wrong. The towns-folk still believe in ancient superstitions and they seem to be true. Continue reading “The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer”
Title: The Whole of My World
Author: Nicole Hayes
I didn’t realise that this book was set in the late 80s/early 90s until the protagonist, Shelley, used a scrunchy to put her hair up. The mention of Jason Donovan was the next hint. The story though, of girl grieving for the life she lost and looking desperately for a future, is timeless.
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Author: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
This book isn’t a thinker but it’s entertaining. If you’re looking for something to flip open while you enjoy the spring sunshine (if you’re lucky enough to live in the southern hemisphere, that is) then Spoiled isn’t a bad choice.
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Title: The Beauty is in the Walking
Author: James Moloney
This is an enjoyable book with a good Aussie voice but a somewhat less than believable plot and protagonist.
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Title: The Impossible Knife of Memory
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
The Impossible Knife of Memory is a dark story, tinged with humour and suspense. It has a unique voice and a brave, snarky, protagonist who balances the trials of adolescence with caring for her father – an ex-soldier haunted by his past. Continue reading “The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson”
Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
If you enjoy books that make you think, that take you on a journey and that refuse to be predictable than this is the book for you. Continue reading “Life Of Pi by Yann Martel”