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The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick
The Bogan Mondrian
by Steven Herrick (Goodreads Author)
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This is the fifth book on the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 shortlist for YA.

I have very little feelings about this book - I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. Steven Herrick is an amazing writer - he's lyrical and emotive - I think tha
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Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
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The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick
The Bogan Mondrian
by Steven Herrick (Goodreads Author)
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This is the fifth book on the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 shortlist for YA.

I have very little feelings about this book - I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. Steven Herrick is an amazing writer - he's lyrical and emotive - I think tha
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The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
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This is the fourth book on the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 shortlist for YA.

YA novels written in verse are pure gold for me. Teens tend to like a bit of poetry, especially if you can make them see the link between verse and song lyrics.
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Between Us by Clare Atkins
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This is the third book from The Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 short list for YA.

Between Us examines a very topical subject in Australia at the moment - the offshore detention of asylum seekers who have arrived by boat. It's a subject that
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Small Spaces by Sarah   Epstein
Small Spaces
by Sarah Epstein (Goodreads Author)
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The second book off the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 shortlist for YA.

The quote on the cover of this book, from Fleur Ferris says "A beautifully crafted psychological thriller. I couldn't put it down" - Very true.

Sarah Epstein managed to
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Changing Gear by Scot Gardner
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Once again I've embarked on yearly quest to read all the books shortlisted by the Australian Children's Book Council for their Book of Year Award. As always, I'm starting with the young adult, and Changing Gear is first.

I really liked it. I liked Mer
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
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In my review of The Cuckoo's Calling I said, "while he does have some issues, his main concern seems to be solving the mystery he has been presented with. He is also not a complete dick to his female secretary who is also blessed with brains and an u ...more
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Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
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It was OK. Like many I seem to be reading simply because I've heard the series gets good. I enjoyed this a lot more than book one, but what Dresden calls chivalry I call misogyny.
In the end, this was a quick easy read. Perfect for what I needed at th
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
Becoming
by Michelle Obama (Goodreads Author)
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Wow. I'm not sure what else I can add to that other reviewers haven't already.
I listened to this as an audio, read by Michelle Obama, which was amazing. If you have this option I highly recommend it.
As an Australian I've watched American politics fro
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Clementine Ford
“Boys are given the universe in which to carve out their identities, the promise of infinite space for them to expand into and contract upon. Girls are allowed only enough room to be stars, and they must twinkle, twinkle if they want anyone to pay attention to them.”
Clementine Ford, Fight Like A Girl

Clementine Ford
“You know the drill "don't wear revealing clothes,don't drink too much, in fact don't drink at all. Don't talk to strange men, but don't ignore men who are probably just trying to have a conversation with you. Can't a man even have a conversation with a woman these days without being accused of being a rapist? How dare you unfairly malign all men with your paranoia and man hating, don't you know that 99% of men are good and decent and would never harm a woman? What do you mean you let him walk you home? What were you thinking? Don't you know how dangerous that is? You girls have to learn to take better care of yourselves. You can't just go walking around with strange men it's not safe. You never know what might happen. You'll give them the wrong idea. What do you mean you won't let me walk you home? But I'm just trying to get you home safely, I'm not a threat to you. How dare you make me feel like I might be a threat to you. You know you're the reason men are giving up on even trying to be polite to women anymore. . . .”
Clementine Ford, Fight Like A Girl

“Worse than that, however, was the CFO, a dapper-suited, neat-haired new age carapace containing an uninhibited misogynistic bogan, whose actual words to me, in concert with my boss in the same room were: 'To be successful you have to accept that weekends are for families.”
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“It shouldn’t be considered a ‘privilege’ to be able to control our own bodies nor should it be treated like a favour done to us by the state. It’s”
Clementine Ford, Fight Like A Girl

Clementine Ford
“My voice is strong and imposing, and my legs are powerful enough to hold up its weight. I wake up every day assured of my right to not only participate in the world as an equal part of it, but to loudly reject the narrative that keeps trying to tell me to pipe down, fold in, shrivel up, simper, apologise and slink my way through life so as not to offend or upset anyone with the complicated, beautiful mess that is me. I have fought the odds to get here, empowered by the knowledge that every single woman who has come before me has fought her own battle in order to survive. We fight like girls. This is how we prevail. And this is why we're still standing.”
Clementine Ford, Fight Like A Girl

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