Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

  Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Illustrator: Kelly Canby Publisher: Allen & Unwin Bronte Mettlestone’s parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She’s had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons – and no adventures, thank you very …

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Author: Karen Foxlee Publisher: Allen & Unwin The story takes place in Ohio, a state in the USA. It’s set in the 1970s. A time before technology overtook our lives. The main character, Lenny, lives in an apartment with her mum, Cynthia Spink, the proud, hard-working, sharp-witted, anxious mother of two and her younger brother, …

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Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher: Walker Books I loved this book! I fell in love with the characters. I devoured it and I wanted more. I was utterly enthralled by Kate DiCamillo’ beautiful writing. I wanted Louisana’s story to go on and on and I was disappointed when the book finished. In a compelling first-person voice, …

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Author: Lili Wilkinson Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was captivated by this book. I find preppers endlessly fascinating. Full-on doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists seem driven by paranoia and pessimism and I find that sort of mindset curious. Before I read this book, I thought that doomsday preppers were a little eccentric, maybe slightly mad. …

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Author: Carlie Sorosiak Publisher: Harper Teen Wild Blue Wonder is a quirky, original and beautiful book about grief and guilt. The story alternates between two timelines, both narrated by Quinn. We follow Quinn in the present day during fall/winter, as well as the previous summer when Quinn’s life changed forever. Quinn is seventeen years old …

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