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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: 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: 16/02/2021

Future Girl by Own Voices author Asyphixia is an imaginative coming of age story about a young Deaf girl who is finding her voice. Set against the backdrop of a challenging near future in inner-city Melbourne, the story is presented

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 24/01/2021

You’ll fall in love with the story of Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu. Dealing with issues of family, friendships, relationships, and teenage rebellion, this novel also has one of the most memorable YA characters and is an energetic

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 09/11/2020

If you’re looking for a great YA summer romance to read in the coming holidays, then grab a copy of Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett.  Set in a small, historic New England harbour town, the chemistry between Joise and Lucky

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/10/2020

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore is a tender, own voices story about a girl who has a magical view of the world and her search for identity.  The reader accompanies Dylan on her journey, both physical and emotional,

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2020

Whisper by Chrissie Perry explores what happens when circumstances over which you have no control impact your life and sense of self.  Demi becomes profoundly deaf after an illness, and her coming of age story is complicated by the fact

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/07/2020

How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-Jones is a heart-warming coming of age story about what family and home really mean. Drawing on her background in psychology, the author authentically deals with issues of addiction, trauma and assault

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