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Tell Me Why for Young Adults

Archie Roach’s  ‘Tell Me Why?’ tells us about the life of Archie Roach, who is one of Australia’s best known indigenous musicians.  It was a really insightful look into the life of a man who was part of the stolen generation, although he does not remember much.  The book shows the evolution of his life …

Rangers Apprentice – The Ruins of Gorlan

Ranger’s Apprentice:Ruins of Gorlan is a thrilling start to the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It has an interesting and well-written story line. It starts by telling us about a boy called Will, and it tells us that he is an orphan, which makes his past seem mysterious. The book tells us about his friends, enemies, and …

The Grandest Bookshop In The World

The Coles family lived in the grandest bookshop, in 1893. This awe-inspiring book is about two children, Pearl and Valentine Cole. These two courageous children face seven challenges by the Obscurosmith, who made a deal with their Pa. Their Pa risked his life and the Arcade’s. As Pearl and Valentine face the challenges, their memories …

Rangers Apprentice – The Royal Ranger

This is an adventurous book with lots of action and violence in medieval times. Regular castle life changes when treachery to the crown comes into life. While a large battle is starting something at the castle seems a bit fishy which leads to the princess and her small garrison stuck in the south tower, the …

Aussie Rules Football: An Outsider’s Perspective

Aussie Rules Football: An Outsider’s Perspective is an interesting book which contains many compelling numbers and figures. It highlights the rich history of a sport that has a special place in the hearts of many Australians. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much since I quite enjoy reading about sports. I would highly recommend this …

The Fire Star – A Maven & Reeve Mystery

The Fire Star is a mystery genre book about a missing jewel. There are two main characters, Maven and Reeve. The perspective alternates between them in each chapter. Reeve is a squire to a knight and Maven is a maid to the lady who will marry the knight. The lady’s dowry is a big jewel …

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief is a half-fictitious novel based on World War 2. Set in Paris, the story follows a young boy Ruben who is hiding from the Nazis with his parents in their cellar. When too dangerous for them to stay, Ruben’s mum takes him to the Grand Mosque, to be looked after with many other …

The Tale of the Whale

This book is about a child who goes on an adventure with a whale in the ocean. The whale shows the child what happens when plastic and other rubbish ends up in the ocean. I like the way the child and whale become friends while teaching anyone who reads this book about plastic pollution in …