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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2018

The Harper Effect, by Sunshine Coast based author Taryn Bashford, is a coming-of-age novel and tennis romance. The author is passionate about teenage girls seeing themselves in a wide range of representations in fiction, and she uses sport as her example. In the novel, Harper

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 12/02/2018

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus is an addictive read for YA lovers of the thriller genre.  Set in an American school, five students attend detention where one of the students dies a perplexing death and the other

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2018

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell will particularly resonate with readers in their last year of high school who are experiencing confusion and the pressure of expectations as they begin moving to a new phase in life.  Addie shows them in

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A Cautionary Tale for YA Readers

Date Published: 29/01/2018

Our YA Book of the Week, My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of life for teens living in the digital age where trolling and public shaming on social media platforms illustrate

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Our first YA book recommendation for the year is Wreck by Fleur Ferris. It’s a fast paced murder mystery thriller set in Australia.  A heart-pumping easy read, this will appeal to our YA readers who love suspense and will send

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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Movies Inspired by Books

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Keep an eye in the near future for these movies and TV series that have been inspired by some of our favourite reads.  

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5 Novels That Explore Mental Health

Date Published: 07/11/2017

Article author:  Helen Stower This post started partly because I have just finished John Green’s new novel, Turtles all the way down and partly because at a meeting at school, our Principal reminded us that mental health and wellness must

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is a thought provoking read dealing with some hefty, young adult issues and is recommended for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Graphic Book Review   Claire Christian talks about Beautiful Mess   Slider image: Kintsugi: the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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