YA

Murray’s Latest Takes Flight: How to Make a Bird

Yet another solid Australian offering! Martine Murray's latest novel How to Make a Bird is a quiet, thoughtful book about a girl coming to terms with grief and abandonment. Along the way she discovers love and ultimately redemption; typical situation, with atypical writing. Mannie's mother is exotic, beautiful, and exciting. She's also volatile, hurtful, and… Continue reading Murray’s Latest Takes Flight: How to Make a Bird

Ghost story, YA

Grade “A” Thrills: The Ghosts of Ashbury High

  I have a thing for Australian YA authors: Melina Marchetta, John Marsden, Steven Herrick, Shaun Tan (not strictly YA), and of course, Jaclyn Moriarty. It must be something in the water. Moriarty's latest book, The Ghosts of Ashbury High, is the second novel I've read recently that is among the most anticipated books of… Continue reading Grade “A” Thrills: The Ghosts of Ashbury High