Category: Australia

Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived

First published as The Boy from the Mish, Gary Lonesborough’s debut young adult novel, Ready When You Are, is a delightful and surprising tale of young love and coming-of-age for two Aboriginal Australian boys. I’ll admit that the first couple of chapters were rough-going… Continue Reading “Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived”

Reviews: The Earlies Part 15

A Separate Peace by John Knowles Wonderful, wonderful book. Highly recommended. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne Probably one of my favorite Hawthorne novels. I think I like it even better than The Scarlet Letter. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie Beautiful ‘writing back to… Continue Reading “Reviews: The Earlies Part 15”

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 12

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier Awesome book. Wonderfully mind-bending. Definitely my favorite young-adult fiction thriller. Brothers: Life, Death, Truth by Ted Van Lieshout Very touching. Short and sweet. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown Best mystery/thriller I’ve ever read. Even better than… Continue Reading “Reviews: The Earlies, Part 12”