Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Meg McKinlay Publisher: Walker Books Meg McKinlay is an exceptional writer. Her books are both heart-wrenching and very funny. Her new novel Catch a Falling Star is stunning. I knew I was going to enjoy this book from the first page. Jeremy’s wearing the bowl and a puffy jacket because it’s the closest he …

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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: 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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After reading Words in Deep Blue, I fell in love with Cath Crowley and her writing. While at Somerset Literature Festival I attended one of Cath’s session. During the session, Cath focussed on her book Grafitti Moon, which I understood considering the audience (secondary students), but I so wanted to hear more about Words in …

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