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On the Jellicoe Road
4.14
it was amazing
I first read 'On The Jellicoe Road' in 2006. I had been DYING for it's release ~ and can still remember how tingly and giddy I felt as I walked home w ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2010
 
Saving June
3.97
really liked it
Judging from the Aussie cover (which is gorgeous) and the blurb I expected Saving June to be a melancholic (perhaps whimsical) novel exploring grief/s ...more
not set
Jun 13, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
Pippi Longstocking
4.11
Here's my daughter reading Pippi



First, the story. Pippi was written in the 1940's and it's still utterly captivating to this generation. Pippi is suc
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Aug 14, 2011
 
Shadows (The Rephaim, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Oh, so did I mention my favourite read in June was a paranormal YA book?

For this contemporary girl, I am surprised by how much I fell in love with thi
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Jan 16, 2012
 
Good Oil
3.52
it was amazing
4.5 stars :)

Funny and true and sophisticated and charming and brilliantly Australian. Reading this book just felt like a breath of fresh air. I comple
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Aug 20, 2010
 
The Distance Between Us
3.95
really liked it
My good bud Flannery told me about this book. About how funny and cute and cool it was. It's a contemporary YA so it practically preordered itself for ...more
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Apr 29, 2013
 
If He Had Been with Me
4.11
it was amazing
It has been a long time since I have fallen so hard for a contemporary YA novel. I have barely heard of any buzz surrounding Laura Nowlin's debut. I o ...more
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Feb 09, 2013
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.19
really liked it
First and foremost: I had an awesome time reading Legend. Which is, after all, why I love to read (to bask in the awesomeness). It was unputdownable ( ...more
not set
Apr 27, 2011
 
Raw Blue
3.70
it was amazing
I was hanging out to read this because:

Melina Marchetta mentioned it as a fave read of 2009.

Author Julia Lawrinson said: 'If you only read one book th
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Aug 10, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
Graffiti Moon
3.90
it was amazing

Graffiti Moon takes place over one night (although there are some flashbacks) and is told from two POV's: Lucy and Ed.

This book is genius.

It's exactly
...more
Sep 15, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
Split
4.03
it was amazing
I have always had a thing for books which feature redemption. They emotionally grip and resonate strongly with me. Many of my personal favourite books ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.07
really liked it
if there's one book you can crush on - Anna and the French Kiss would be it.

It's completely charming and utterly fun.

It's hilarious, smashingly brilli
...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
 
The Gorgon in the Gully
4.12
it was amazing
The Gorgon in The Gully is Melina Marchetta's 2010 debut for middle readers.

I bought this book for me my boys, Sam and Reuben.


Here they are ^ (take
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Jul 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2010
 
Sweethearts
3.64
really liked it
It's the kind of a book you sink into and feel immersed in the world and story. It was a quiet but compelling read and I enjoyed pretty much every min ...more
May 29, 2011
Jul 10, 2010
 
Free-Falling
3.68
it was amazing
Hands down best book I've read this year. My gosh, I loved it so x

Oh, so you can see I liked it. More than just a lot.

Every now and then a book comes
...more
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Nov 24, 2011
 
A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine, #1)
3.79
it was amazing
So, I am entirely blown away by this book. While reading, I had this little mantra chanting though my head, every other page: my gosh, Jaclyn is brill ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 26, 2010
 
This is Shyness (This is Shyness, #1)
3.62
really liked it
whoah - this was stunning and different and unexpected and just - wow.

I had no idea what to expect from this book and now it's hard to tell you all wh
...more
Oct 17, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
The Language of Flowers
4.07
really liked it
The Language of Flowers is a debut novel which sparked a major international bidding war. It sold at auction for over 1 million in the US (!) ~ and fo ...more
Jul 12, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Wildlife
3.76
it was amazing
I marked my fave passages -- here's just a few:

I have been anticipating this book for a long time (Six Impossible Things being one of my favourite boo
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not set
Jul 22, 2012
 
No and Me
3.71
really liked it
Ahhhh, this book is just CHARMING.

I had no idea what to expect or if No and Me would be my kind of read ~ I really didn't expect to LOVE it as much as
...more
Feb 23, 2011
Nov 02, 2010
 
As I Wake
3.01
really liked it
As I Wake is rather unlike any book I have ever read. The cover matches the contents brilliantly, it’s smokey and mysterious, gorgeous and a little bi ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2011
 
God Is in the Pancakes
3.74
really liked it
4.5 stars.

I am continually drawn to Young Adult fiction that feels like the truth> Books such as Kirsty Eagar's Raw Blue and Laura Buzo's GOOD OIL
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not set
Dec 04, 2010
 
Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Hunting Lila was a little bit like watching a teen movie: a fun blend of romance and soft-thriller-action. I'm labeling it as a popcorn munchie type m ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.68
it was ok
Blurbed by Melina Marchetta: 'Beautifully written with characters that stayed with me long after the final page,' and with it's stunning cover, Matche ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2011
 
Six Impossible Things
3.77
it was amazing
Just when I thought the Aussie YA scene couldn't get any hotter right now... along comes Fiona Wood's Six Impossible Things.

I couldn't put this book
...more
Oct 09, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
 
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
4.06
really liked it
4.5 and a definite favourite of mine :)

My review: ...in which I RAVE about a paranormal YA (!)

Mate, how much did I LOVE this book?

So... when I read Un
...more
Feb 15, 2011
Nov 23, 2010
 
Guitar Highway Rose
3.79
it was amazing
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry is one of my most favourite nostalgia books <3

it came out when I was 17 and in my final year of high school.

i
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not set
Jun 07, 2010
 
The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colours of Madeleine #2)
4.18
it was amazing
Completely exhilarating and brilliant and breath-taking and funny and clever and unexpected. Also: so much fun and delight and some very smiley swoony ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2014
 
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
3.87
liked it
It only took me a few pages to remember how much I love Summers' unique style of writing: punchy, direct, achey, intense. Minimal words conveying maxi ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2011
 
My Big Birkett
3.82
it was amazing
I adored this book. It's funny (silly-grin-on-your-face-half-the-time-you're-reading-it-funny) and it produced the occasional snort of laughter (and I ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2010
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