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Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Storyby Kate Reed PettyRating: ★★★★ Published by Hachette AustraliaPublication Date: 11th of August, 2020Australian RRP: $32.99 “After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they’ll tell the police a different version of events. Alice…… Continue reading Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

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Book Review: The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke Rating: ★★★★ Published by Penguin Books Australia Publication Date: 2nd of July, 2020 Australian RRP: $16.99 “In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are…… Continue reading Book Review: The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

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Book Review: Blood Countess by Lana Popović

Blood Countess by Lana Popović Rating: ★★★1/2 Published by Amulet Books Publication Date: 26th of March, 2020 Australian RRP: $23.25 “In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role…… Continue reading Book Review: Blood Countess by Lana Popović

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Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson Rating: ★★★★★ Published by Pan Macmillan Australia Publication Date: 25th of June, 2019 Australian RRP: $29.99 How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost fifteen years her senior. She is an ordinary teenager…… Continue reading Book Review: A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson

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Book Review: The Island by M.A. Bennett

The Island by M.A. Bennett Rating: ★★★ Published by Allen & Unwin (Bonnier – Hotkey) Publication Date: 25th of July, 2018 Australian RRP: $19.99 When a school summer trip is offered, Link can think of nothing worse than spending voluntary time with his worst tormentors. But when his parents say he can only leave Osney School…… Continue reading Book Review: The Island by M.A. Bennett