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Tigers on the Beach

Tigers on the Beach by Doug MacLeod My rating: 4 of 5 stars This gently humorous novel is a Doug Macleod gem. Adam is confused, and worried, and well, he’s a teenager, so nothing makes sense. Adam’s best mate is his grandad, and when Grandad dies his whole family seems to go to hell in […]

May – Belinda Murrell – The Sequin Star

Originally posted on bookgenremonthly:
I really enjoyed this time slip novel. The main character, Claire goes back in time to 1932. As a history teacher who grew up in Sydney, the story resonates with me. The opening of the harbour bridge, the locations around Sydney and the “making do” of many during the Great Depression…

Coal Creek

Coal Creek by Alex Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found this book very hard to engage with. Bobby Blue’s voice is so strong and his personality shines through every word. He dominates the story and that’s not necessarily a good thing. I was actually more interested in Irie’s story. I felt like […]