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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 …

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 …

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 …

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has never quite fit into her life. She skipped multiple grades, doesn’t really connect with the older kids at her school and she’s not comfortable with her family. The reason is because she is a telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret at least, not yet. I would …

The Lost Library

The Lost Library was probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was very intriguing and I would definitely recommend it. I really love Mortimer, all of his 24 toes and I like how he always listens to his own heart speaking, too. Even though Mortimer is my favourite character, I also really …

Hating Alison Ashley

Hating Alison Ashley by Robin Klein is a great book for teens. It’s a book about jealousy and self- worth. Erica is a girl who goes to Barringa East. She spends her days in the nurse’s office, not socialising. One day she is in class and the new girl Alison comes in. Alison is perfect, …

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson is just a normal teenager with ADHD and dyslexia until he disintegrates his mathteacher and finds out he is actually a demi-god (half human, half god). Oh, and his friend Grover is a satyr (human waist up, goat waist down). Percy ends up at a camp with mythical creatures and the children of …

The Sinister Booksellers of Bath 

The second instalment of a thrilling new young adult fantasy series by Australian author Garth Nix, The Sinister Booksellers of Bath continues the story of The Left-handed Booksellers of London. Set in an alternate 1980s London, a few months after the events of the first book, become reintroduced to the wonderfully strange extended family of …