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Good Girl Bad Blood

Good Girl Bad Blood is one of my favourite books in an amazing series. In the first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Pip becomes a detective to help solve a case, but during her investigations, she causes her dog to die, attracts threats and puts her whole family in danger. When this sequel …

Birdy

Birdy, written by Sharon Kernot, is a simple book. It explores what social media can do to people’s lives. The book is about a girl called Maddy who is mostly mute after the ‘incident’. She travels out to an old farmhouse out of town where she goes on her journey to relearn how to speak …

Outlaw Girls

Ruby Miles went back in time from 2022 to 1878 to meet Kate Kelly (Ned Kelly’s sister). They looked the same and they were both adventurous and fearless. They worked together to nearly save Ned Kelly and confused the police. I enjoyed the book because of the time horses (where they went to moonlight track …

Our Family Dragon

In ‘Our Family Dragon’ by Rebecca Lim and Cai Tse, readers are immersed in a world of Chinese culture, family and tradition. Set in the perspective of a young boy and his family, the reader is taken through the celebration of Lunar New Year. I enjoyed the flowy and articulate language that Rebecca has used …

Oscar and Pendlebury: Behind the Blue Door

In this beautifully illustrated book by Georgia Athanasellis and Anastatia Wessex, young readers will be in a world of delight by the playful rhyming and cheerful mood. In a peaceful house an adventurous young boy, Oscar and his encouraging and faithful companion and friend Pendlebury the dog go through the blue door to new delights. …

Lyla: Through My Eyes

Lyla, written by Fleur Beale, is a moving book. It explores the danger of being in the middle of an earthquake. This story centers on a 14-year-old girl who lives in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. She loves nothing more than spending time with her friends, until an awful earthquake devastates her city and …

Waiting for the Storks

Waiting for the storks is a war novel written by Katrina Nannestad. The story is written about a young girl named Zofia who lives in a village in Poland in World War 2. She is stolen from her family by the Germans to live with a respectable German family. I really enjoyed this book as …

Five Survive

Five Survive is an incredible murder mystery book written from the perspective of a character called Red. Red and her five other friends, Arthur, Maddy, Oliver, Reyna and Simon go on a road trip. They get stuck in the middle of nowhere and discover that this was no accident. The consistent twists in the story …

Runner

Runner written by Robert Newton is a fantastic book is set in 1919, where a Melbourne boy called Charlie, finds himself with the prime job of running for one of the most dangerous gangster’s, Squizzy Taylor. Charlie is faced with dangerous situations which consistently kept me hooked. Charlie realizes his passion for running and he …

The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil is a fantasy novel written by Soman Chainani. It follows the story of two girls named Sophie and Agatha who are taken away from their home in Gavaldon and whisked into the magical world of The School for Good and Evil. I really enjoyed this book because there were …