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The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds is an epic novel about other universes. In this dystopian world, multiverse travel is possible but your counterpart on a world must have died before you can visit it. Cara, the main character, has died on over 300 worlds and is thus hired as a traverser who investigates and explores the …

An Arrow to the Moon

An arrow to the moon takes a modern twist on two well known stories; Romeo and Juliet and The legend of Chang’e and Hou Yi. Emily X.R. Pan tackles various challenges of our modern day society. Though the ending was quite abrupt, the story offers a thrilling plotline with plenty of action. Review by Mia – Viewbank College

Friday Barnes – Undercover

Friday Barnes Undercover by R.A Spratt is an action-packed comical detective novel of around 250 pages. Friday has been in Italy for a school trip when the brother of her friend, Melanie calls with a problem. As a detective, of course Friday has to try her best to solve the case. When the mystery leads …

Azita and Me

‘Azita and me’ is a fiction story about the friendship of Holly and Azita, both come from diverse family’s and backgrounds, and I believe Sarah Martin (the author) captured that brilliantly. Holly, who has always been bullied because she has same sex parents, immediately becomes friends with Azita, a refugee who has moved into her …

Rock Star Detectives

This book is amazing – it has humor, mystery and suspense. An unforgettable read! I was unable to put this book down. Usually, I do not read this style of book, but even so I loved it! This book is written in a way that allows it to be read by children of all ages. …

The Burning

After moving to another country, Anna thought that everything would be back to normal, until the whispers start up again. Anna is an ordinary girl who now must find new friends and fight the battle of the photos. Through all the trouble, Anna has a history project to finish for her new school, so she …

The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow

When Jackdaw Hollow is the only survivor of a lightning strike, he searches for the reason why he survived. As he does, he befriends Angeline, a wildling girl who knows where her destiny lies – the circus, who might help him in his quest. This novel is an impressive masterpiece; one of the best I’ve …

What a Snail Knows

This is a story about Lucy and her home life challenges and how she overcomes them. In the book, Lucy’s mum has died. She is told that it’s just her and her dad and they don’t need anybody else. Her grandparents want her to live with them but dad gets scared they might take Lucy …

Bitter

Bitter is a fast-paced, politically aware novel. As a prequel to Pet, one of Akwaeke Emezi’s former books, it expands on the world, magic, and characters living in the town of Lucille. Bitter has strong themes of using art as a form of resistance, and an understanding that not all fighting happens in the front lines. This is a …

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief was an amazing, magical story, full of twists, turns and drama. I happily await the day when everyone else will jump into the wild and deadly world of Alicorns and my new favourite hero Skandar, and his brave friends!! With loveable, annoying and selfless characters, this story is a compelling …