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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 …

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, …

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. …

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 …

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 Hard Way

The Hard Way, by Konrad Marshall, is a story about the Richmond Tigers and their journey through‘Hub Life’ during the 2020 COVID-infected year. It was a hard year in 2020, especially in the AFL, with the delay of the football season. Marshall was inside the clubrooms and coach’s box, interviewing the players. His book provided …

When We Were Two

The novel When We Were Two is written by Robert Newton. This heartfelt novel shows thecompassion and love the protagonist, Dan, has for his brother, Eddie. Though he grew up with anabusive father and a mother who escaped, Dan managed to protect his brother while fending forthem both. Their search for their mother starts in …