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