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Book review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Book review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Title: Warcross* Author: Marie Lu Publisher: Penguin Books Australia   About the book: Warcross is a fast, action-packed novel that follows the story of Emika Chen, an 18-year-old bounty hunter/hacker. Emika is recruited by the creator of...

What I read this month: February 2019

What I read this month: February 2019

In great news, I'm on track for my #52booksin52weeks challenge, reading another four in February. Again, it was a mix of novels, biography and poetry. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer The classic tale of an idealistic youth who leaves modern society, throws away his...

What I read this month (January 2019)

What I read this month (January 2019)

This year, I am going to try and read 52 books, one a week. This is what I’ve read so far. Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes The sequel to Barnes’ first memoir, ‘Working Class Boy’, this book is a surprisingly good read, although I didn’t find it as interesting as the...

Book review: Natural Born Loser by Oliver Phommavanh

Book review: Natural Born Loser by Oliver Phommavanh

This book review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (11). Title: Natural Born Leader Loser Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia About the book: This book is about a kid named Raymond, a natural born follower, who is...

What I read this month (September 2018)

What I read this month (September 2018)

I am cheating a bit here by combining August and September, but I don't think anyone will mind. Night by Elie Wiesel  This book was confronting, yet beautifully written in its simplicity Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend The Other...

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

This book review of The Skeleton Tree is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 11.   Title: The Skeleton Tree Author: Iain Lawrence Publisher: Tundra/Penguin Random House About the book: I got this book during a recent visit to Canada. It was recommended by Sarah...

What I read this month (July 2018)

What I read this month (July 2018)

There's nothing like school holidays to help lift my reading average, and this time I was lucky to spend three weeks travelling in Canada (read: lots of time spent on planes for starters). I hope you might find something here to read next.   Sapiens: A brief...

What I read this month (June 2018)

What I read this month (June 2018)

It's hard to believe but my blog is now two years old! You might have noticed that reviews have been few and far between of late, and that's partly because I've been focused on my music, partly due to school, and partly due to helping out with the #LoveOzYA blog in my...

Book review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Walker Books About the book: Starr, 16, lives in two worlds: the rich high school where she attends school, and the poor neighbourhood where she was raised. When she is the only witness to the fatal shooting of...

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