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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 …

Moonwalk

This is an amazing autobiography because of the detail about Michael Jackson’s life growingup as a child star, to becoming the world-renowned “King of Pop”. It’s insane the work thathe had to put in to become what he is. This book talks about the making of his albums andthe people he worked with along the …

One Punch

One Punch by Julie Fison is a thought-provoking contemporary novel, discussing the inner turmoil that can occur when one goes against their ethics to protect their own. We are quickly introduced to the character Yasmin and her son Daniel, who has been a victim of assault in a “One Punch” accident. We also meet the …

We Didn’t Think It Through

The book ‘We Didn’t Think It Through’ was very well written and Jamie’s story was easy to follow. Most of the characters were likeable however one of his friends that he trusted the most got the  three of them into a mess that landed them in a tough spot.  Jamie’s journey felt realistic as he …

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 …

We Could Be Something

“We Could Be Something” by Will Kostakis is a story about love and choice, about choice to love,about accepting and giving love from others and to others. It is also a cozy place you want to returnwith its special atmosphere of a Greek café with a charismatic owner Gina, grandma of Harvey, whomakes “all the …

A Forgery of Roses

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson is an extremely captivating, standalone young adult, light magic, mystery. Stalking Jack the Ripper meets The Picture of Dorian Gray, as main character Myra’s unique ability in painting provokes unwanted interest in her magical talent. Many surprising twists and turns that invite the reader to continue into …

An Ember in the Ashes

The novel begins with a country/territory suffering because they’ve been invaded and enslaved. Laia is living in poverty with her brother and grandparents, surviving by selling jam and healing people. When tragedy strikes, Laia jumps at the opportunity to try and save them, even if it means putting her life on the line. We also …

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. …

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 …