Tagged with Aussie YA

Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Synopsis from Goodreads Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even. The lesson: don’t mess with Unity girls. The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold . . . … Continue reading

Review: Nona & Me by Clare Atkins

Review: Nona & Me by Clare Atkins

Synopsis from Goodreads Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. Born just five days apart in a remote corner of the Northern Territory, the girls are inseperable, until Nona moves away at … Continue reading

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Synopsis from Goodreads Rose didn’t tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog … Continue reading

Review: Stolen – Lucy Christopher

Synopsis from Goodreads Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has … Continue reading

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

On Writing: Belinda Jeffrey on Setting

There have been many times when I’ve been walking through places, whether they’re spots I’ve never been before or places I go every day, when I think: “There has to be a YA book set here!”. I swear my phone is full of pictures that I’ve taken in the spur of the moment because I’ve … Continue reading

Review: Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil

Review: Life in Outer Space – Melissa Keil

Synopsis from Goodreads. Sam Kinnison is a geek, and he’s totally fine with that. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, World of Warcraft – and until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom, he doesn’t have to worry about girls. Then Sam meets Camilla. She’s beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his life. … Continue reading

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

OK, I could pretty much say anything right now. I’m pretty sure the majority of you have already skipped ahead and… well, I don’t blame you because yes, I have Melina Marchetta here today, talking about how she writes her heroines. It’s probably futile to say that I love Melina Marchetta’s books. If you’ve ever … Continue reading