Worthy Thoughts

Books, reading, life & other worthy thoughts

  Author: Michael Gerard Bauer Publisher: Scholastic Australia Sebastian is at a university open day with his best friend Tolly when he meets a girl. Her name is Frida, and she’s edgy, caustic and funny. She’s also a storyteller, but the stories she tells about herself don’t ring true, and as their surprising and eventful day together …

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Author: Nikki McWatters Publisher: University of Queensland Press Liberty is a magnificent book about three women who lived in three different centuries but who were all fighting for the same reason – their freedom. Firstly, we are introduced to Jeanne, a teenage girl living in 1472, France. Jeanne is from a poor, disgraced family – …

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Author: Emily Gale Publisher: Random House I Am Out with Lanterns is a fresh, multifaceted and funny novel. The story is told from multiple perspectives. It follows a medley of characters as it explores bullying, friendship, family, love, community and the yearning to belong and be accepted. Gale imitates life in this book which I …

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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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