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Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Or… The Guy Behind The Shoulders. I know you might be wondering why I’m interviewing a photographer on my blog today. “Um… isn’t this a book review blog?”  I hear you ask. And yes it is. “So what’s with the photographer? Oh god, you’re not trying to be arty and cool again are you, Jo? … Continue reading

Review: Stick- Andrew Smith.

Review: Stick- Andrew Smith.

Synopsis from Goodreads. Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows … Continue reading

Review: Graffiti Moon- Cath Crowley

Review: Graffiti Moon- Cath Crowley

 Synopsis from Goodreads. It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about. His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere. Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search … Continue reading

Review: The Piper’s Son- Melina Marchetta

Review: The Piper’s Son- Melina Marchetta

Passive Aggressive Paint Job.  Synopsis from Goodreads. Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign … Continue reading

Review: Saving Francesca- Melina Marchetta

Review: Saving Francesca- Melina Marchetta

Synopsis from Goodreads. Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the … Continue reading

Review: Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta

Review: Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta

Note: I’m not sure where the words ‘On the’ went… I’m assuming it’s different for the British version and not that I have a defective copy. Also… while I’m Note-ing: This review will be a lot shorter than other reviews because this book is best read knowing nothing about it. Initial Final Page Thoughts. Breathtaking. … Continue reading

Review: Monsters of Men- Patrick Ness

If you have not read The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer…. Look away NOW. Initial Final Page Thoughts Flabbergasted…. Emotionally drained…. But damn happy with the ending. High Point. THE RETURN OF TODD AND VIOLA! Radiohead epigraph .Map at the beginning- I find they are always full of promise … Continue reading