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The Counselors

When you are surrounded by people you’ve known for the best parts of your life, deciding if one of them might be a killer isn’t an easy task. Jessica Goodman’s ‘The Counselors’ is an engaging summer camp mystery, delving into contrasting worlds that are meant to be kept apart. When worlds collide hidden aspects of …

Eragon

The book Eragon (Book One in The Inheritance Cycle series), written by Christopher Paolini, is adeep, powerful and extraordinary novel. Eragon takes us on a journey through the perspective ofour title character. Brom, a friend Eragon has known since he was young, is a storyteller. He wouldtell stories of dragons, Rider’s, past Kings, and Queens. …

Lunch with the Stationmaster

Lunch with the Stationmaster is a Young Adult novel written by Derek Hansen (and the third book in the Lunch with series). The book is set in between two different times, those being the modern day and the end of WWII. The plot is based around Milos Heyman telling his story of how he survived …

It Ends With Us

It Ends with Us is a mature book which talks deeply about themes of physical abuse in relationships. The story follows Lily Bloom who is revealed to have two love interests in this story. It gives you a very important perspective on the struggles when wanting to escape an abusive relationship, and the challenges of …

The Girl From the Sea

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag is possibly one of the best books I’ve ever read! I really enjoyed how it included LGBTQIA+ representation by making the main characters Keltie and Morgan lesbian lovers. Morgan is a girl who believes she must hide her true personality, and the fact that she is …

The Long Walk

The Long Walk, by award-winning horror author Stephen King, follows 100 teenage boys on theirjourney to walk along the U.S. Route 1 – without rest. Rules for this gruelling match are simple: youmust keep a steady pace of 4 m.p.h., no outside aid, slow down under the speed limit and you’regiven a warning, three warnings …

The Librarian of Auschwitz

The start of this book draws you in. The first few pages set a high expectation, which the book meets perfectly. The story told is full of rich moments of joy, sadness, and anger, which I felt deeply as well. I was always left wanting to read more – wanting answers – to know if …

The Hunger Games

I absolutely adored this book with lots of thrilling plot twists and exciting turns to accommodate the author’s incredible writing. The Hunger Games is set in a dystopian future in a make-believe location called Panem. Each year a boy and a girl, under the age of 18, are selected as ‘tributes’ and are forced to …

It’s Not You, It’s Me

It’s Not You, It’s Me is set in the 1980s Los Angeles suburbs where Holly Fitzgerald, a 40-year-old teacher from 2020 Melbourne, wakes up one day to find herself trapped in the bodyof 16-year-old Trinity Byrne. Holly finds herself adopting Trinity’s life, challenges, friends,and family all the while seeking a means back to her own …

She’s Too Pretty to Burn

Reimagining of Picture of Dorian Grey with the ultimate dysfunctional relationships between main characters Veronica, and Mick, as well as best friend Nico. She’s too pretty to burn explores the intersection between love, art, power and violence. Each character struggles with their own life while balancing the growing obsessions that ultimately tumble out of control. …