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The Jammer

This novel is about a girl named Fred and her journey after her mother dies. She faces many struggles but somehow finds her way. The friendship of Fred and Sammy is really refreshing. Roller derby is a major theme of this novel and if you like derby, I recommend this book. What I really like …

Game of Strength and Storm

If victory is the only option, what lengths need to be taken to achieve it? ‘Game of Strength and Storm’ by Rachel Menard is considered a gender bent reimagining of the labours of Hercules with a fierce rivalry and race driving the action in this world inspired by Greek mythology. With clever and innovative magic …

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 …

How to Tackle Your Dreams

This story is about a boy named Homer who has a talent for playing Australian Rules Football. He lives with his mum, who has been drafted into the women’s league in football. Since his dad moved away, his life has started falling apart: his friends don’t understand him and he has been spending more time …

A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark is by far one of the most interesting books I have ever read. It is an action-packed adventure mixed with curiosity and suspense. I read chapter after chapter – each one ending in a way that enticed me to keep reading! Not only is this full of action and adventure, …

The Jammer

The awesome book ‘The Jammer’ is not what you would expect when you see the title. The author, Nova Weetman, has not put much enthusiasm into the title ,however the story says otherwise. The book is perfect for this audience. Fred has followed her mum in the sport of derby, however after her loss, things …

We Run Tomorrow

We Run Tomorrow is a new children’s chapter book by author, Nat Amoore, with illustrations by Mike Barry. Published in 2022 this is a heart-warming and adventurous, book about four friends: Jed, Sticks, Tommy, and Maki. They are splitting up from their town as they end Primary school. So, they decide to do one last …

Nanberry

Nanberry is a historical fiction novel by Australian author Jackie French, which is set in the 1700s. Nanberry is an Aboriginal boy living with his family and tribe until an infectious disease wipes out his whole tribe and his only home. When the English colonisers come to Australia and destroy his home, Surgeon White takes …

Daughter of the Deep

In Rick Riordan’s novel, ‘Daughter of the Deep’, we are taken into the life of Ana Dakkar, a first-year student at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a school for marine biology students. Riordan immerses us in her life and the trauma she is dealing with after the loss of her parents. The reader can watch Ana grow up …

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. …