Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

Author: Sarah Epstein Publisher: Walker Books As a ten-year-old child, Tash Carmody witnessed the kidnapping of six-year-old Mallory Fisher or did she? When Tash tells the police and her family that she believes Mallory was taken by Sparrow – her imaginary friend, she loses all credibility but is Sparrow imaginary or real? Sarah Epstein does …

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Author: Fleur Ferris Publisher: Penguin Random House Fleur Ferris fans will love this book because it has all of Ferris’ signature elements – tense, exciting, thrilling. It is difficult to combine an action-packed book and to develop characters, but Ferris has done an admirable job of both, Yes, there is more action and drama than …

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  Author: Allayne L Webster Publisher: Random House Australia The Centre of My Everything by Allayne L Webster was recommended to me by a friend. At first, when I started reading it, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but I think my initial reserve was that it was too close to home. …

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Grace Foley is the girl who lives by her own rules. She’s the prankster in her small group of misfit friends. Grace is the one who always pushes the boundaries. Her friends ground her and they may be the misfits of the town, but they each have a place in their small circle – Grace …

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Recently, I attended Somerset Celebration of Literature at Somerset College on the Gold Coast. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Gabrielle Williams’ sessions. I have been a huge fan of Gabrielle’s for some time, Beatle Meets Destiny being one of my favourite books. During the session, Gabrielle spoke about her book The Guy, …

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Amelia Westlake is an easy read with an anti-establishment message.  It wasn’t a great read, but it wasn’t a terrible read. On the whole, it was a witty and engaging read from an Ampersand Prize-winning author. Amelia Westlake is an enjoyable read, and I do think that Erin Gough managed to highlight several issues that …

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