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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/08/2021

Are You There, Buddha? by Pip Harry is a funny and contemporary take on puberty, periods, relationships and fitting in. We follow the story of Bee who has just started Year Seven, and has yet to find her ‘tribe’.  The

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 23/08/2021

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk is a romantic, emotionally-driven YA novel perfectly suited for readers 12 – 18 years and lovers of ballet. It gives the reader plenty to think about issues such as the nature of

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/07/2021

One Hundred Days by award-winning writer Alice Pung is literary fiction at its best.  This mother-daughter drama and fractured fairytale explores the faultlines between love and control and throws up issues for the reader to reflect on.  It is an

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 07/06/2021

Can’t Say It Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer is a warm-hearted novel about the end of schooling and the dreams of spending the perfect week at Schoolies after the intensity of the Yr 12 year.  The author captures the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/05/2021

Tiger Daughter is the story of growing up in Australia as a first-generation migrant child, told from the point of view of a Chinese/Australian girl.  It was written by OwnVoices author Rebecca Lim, whose aim was to build empathy in

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/05/2021

The True Colour of a Little White Lie by Gabriel Bergmoser is a romantic comedy and light-hearted read with an underlying message about honesty and being true to yourself.  It’s a coming-of-age story that teenagers will relate to as it’s

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/04/2021

Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti, a proud Iranian Australian feminist, lets the reader walk in the shoes of a Uni political activist who learns how to stand up against the injustices of racism and Islamaphobia and develop the leadership to

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/03/2021

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough is a funny, heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel that tells a story about discovering who you are and finding love.  A stunning debut novel, it is funny, honest and beautifully written. Lonesborough

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/03/2021

Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg is a thoughtful read for middle-grade students and most suited to the 10 – 14 year age group. Set in a dystopian Australian future, the novel prompts students to think about issues

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/02/2021

Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour is an emotion-packed read about trauma and survival.  It’s an eerie ghost story that deals with challenging issues, but in the hands of this master storyteller, Mila’s nightmare is balanced by the peace and

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