‘Girl of the Southern Sea’ is a book set in the slums of Indonesia and is about a girl called Nia who has goals too big for the place she was born in. I absolutely loved Nia, who stuck to her values and fought for herself, no matter what the people around her said. This book explores so many different types of relationships and the harsh realities people live through everywhere. It is inspiring and makes you feel hope and pity and everything else for a fictional girl with very real circumstances. 4 stars.
Book review by Alisha, Year 8 (Beaconhills College)