Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Helen Hoang Publisher: Allen & Unwin KIRKUS REVIEW A woman with Asperger’s falls in love with the escort she hires to teach her about sex and relationships. Stella Lane’s job as an econometrician is perfectly satisfying, but now that she’s 30, her mother expects her to look for a husband and start producing babies. …

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Author: Bren MacDibble Publisher: Allen & Unwin What I like about Bren MacDibble is that she doesn’t preach and she doesn’t patronise her readers. So many authors like to take a stance and they then proceed to hit you over the head with their beliefs. They try to make you feel stupid for believing in …

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  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: Scott Westerfield Publisher: Allen & Unwin I loved Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series. I have read other Westerfield books, but none have captured my imagination as the Uglies series did. I was pretty excited to hear that there was to be a continuation of the Uglies series consisting of four new novels, the first one …

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Authors: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Publisher: Allen & Unwin I was immediately drawn to this book. Who doesn’t love a good dinner party? I liked the idea of twins throwing a dinner party and inviting three guests each, but the other doesn’t know who they asked – it has disaster written all over it. …

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