This month, I’m delighted to be looking at Hate Is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub, a Lebanese-Australian writer from Western Sydney. Seventeen-year-old Sophie is the epitome of a “good Lebanese girl”, yet she struggles to reconcile her feminist beliefs with her father’s expectations … Read on!Read More
Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell is wickedly funny and touching tale of finding yourself in unexpected places – literally so, as seventeen-year-old Adelaide (Addie) flees her boarding school in Melbourne to return to her hometown of Emyvale, in rural Victoria.
Slow-paced and observant, Untidy Towns reflects on life’s simple pleasures and in-between moments, like curling up with a new book ... Read on!Read More
This month, I’m going to explore a bewitching story by one of my all-time favourite Australian YA authors. Her name is Joanne Horniman, she hails from northern New South Wales, near where I grew up - and she’s amazing. Did I mention she’s amazing?!
A Charm of Powerful Trouble is one of Horniman’s lesser-known novels, which draws you into a darkly beautiful world of sisterly love, secret desires and the unravelling of family ties … Read on!Read More