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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, …

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 …

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 …

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. …