Cally Black

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Lives in Melbourne, Australia, works with gifted children, teaches at Tafe, and writes for Young Adults.

Her first ever YA, In The Dark Spaces, won the 2015 Ampersand Prize and a publishing contract with Hardie Grant Egmont and hit the shelves August 2017. It is an SF Thriller.

Average rating: 3.94 · 345 ratings · 88 reviews · 1 distinct work
In the Dark Spaces

3.94 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
"I loved this book and what's even better is that I would have loved it as a child.

A gritty children's story of adventure and heartache, of love and loss, of cruelty and kindness, of betrayal and loyalty, of disappointment and hope. The plucky voic..." Read more of this review »
How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
"Agribusiness has killed all the bees. Following a famine plants are pollinated by hand. One of these is Peony, who lives on a fruit farm in the Goulburn Valley. They are poor but Peony thinks they have everything they need. Peony's mother works in..." Read more of this review »
How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
"Imagining a world without bees is one thing but to be drawn in to this world through the eyes of a child who values family and the keeping of promises over all else, just loved it!"
How to Bee by Bren MacDibble
"Compelling and authentic, How to Bee by Bren MacDibble pulls off something very special; thought-provoking (exploring issues including environmental destruction and domestic violence) and written with graceful, piquant and playful language, this i..." Read more of this review »
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Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Moonrise
by Sarah Crossan (Goodreads Author)
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I cried and I cried and I cried. My heart broke for this family. My heart broke for a faulty system that traps us all.
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Rat City by Maree Kimberley
Rat City
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So much mad science! Shannon thinks his life is in difficult until he meets Felix, and his very cute sister, and their mad uncle. Socially, things go from awkward to out of control. And when the good adults won't listen and the bad adults are out to ...more
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Gemina by Amie Kaufman
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Oh my! I bought this ages ago, and just got around to reading it because it couldn't possibly be as good as Illuminae, could it? I mean, it seemed to come out hot on its heels, so surely it's just more of the same? I've been let down by sequels befor ...more
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Invisible Monsters Remix by Chuck Palahniuk
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So good!
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