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Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence

Title: Skin Deep Author: Hayley Lawrence Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Scarlett was gifted with beauty. But beauty can be taken in a day, in a single moment, by one car fire. Now permanently scarred, Scarlett has become a smudge in her… Continue reading Skin Deep by Hayley Lawrence

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A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

Title: A Weekend with Oscar Author: Robyn Bavati Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Walker Books Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A moving #LoveOzYA novel about loss, first love and being there for your family, no matter what. Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down… Continue reading A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

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Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

Title: Maria’s Island Maria's Island by Victoria Hislop Author: Victoria Hislop Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 128 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop. The absorbing story of the Cretan village… Continue reading Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

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Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

Title: Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition Author: Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero, and adapted from the major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew… Continue reading Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

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Sick Bay by Nova Weetman

Title: Sick Bay Author: Nova Weetman Genre: Fiction Publisher: UQ Press Published: 4th June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Meg uses Sick Bay to hide from other kids. She’s struggling with changes at home, wears slippers to school and buries her head in books. New girl Riley is a type 1 diabetic… Continue reading Sick Bay by Nova Weetman

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The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

Title: The Power of Positive Pranking Author: Nat Amoore Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? That’s next on our agenda.… Continue reading The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

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September 2019 Round Up

  This month, I reached my overall reading goal of 150 books with Whisper by Lynette Noni. Overall, I have reached 71 books in my Australian Women Writer's challenge, and am nearing the end of my PopSugar Challenge, with only a few categories left. I also filled out my Book Bingo card for the year,… Continue reading September 2019 Round Up

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Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

It's that time of the fortnight, when Book Bingo Saturday with Amanda Barrett of Mrs B's Book Reviews and Theresa Smith of Theresa Smith Writes has rolled around. As this is my second go around, and after this week and next fortnight, I still have ten squares left, there will be a few posts where… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty – A Book by an Australian Woman, A book that’s more than 500 pages and a foreign translated novel.

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bonnier/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of… Continue reading The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

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The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

Title: The Desert Nurse Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 10th July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 410 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately… Continue reading The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart