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Jane Milton (ellajinny) | 9 comments Mod
Nice pace, likeable protagonist, really interesting historical context. The backdrop of racial segregation in Australia before the 1967 referendum is something we should all know about. Would be great for kids in year 8, very accessible (although over 300 pages, it's an easy read). Must qualify 4 star rating as YA rating only. As in, it's not a 4 star for me as an actual book I'd choose. My main criticism is that it's told from the perspective of a white character. I know the double narration has been done to death but in this case, I would have liked to hear from Mickey, the Aboriginal character.


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Jane Milton (ellajinny) | 9 comments Mod
Freedom Ride
I think someone should read this


message 3: by Marie (new)

Marie | 4 comments I'll read it. Should I come and grab it off you?


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Jane Milton (ellajinny) | 9 comments Mod
Yes anytime x


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Marie | 4 comments Winner! Need one more person to read it?


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