Tag Archive | family

Blossom

Blossom by Tamsin Janu My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s lots to like about this story. Lottie is a sweetie. She’s had a lot to contend with in her life so far, and when a waif in a potato sack appears on her doorstep, Lottie knows exactly what to do – take her in […]

The Elephant

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, this is divine. Just the most beautiful, beautiful, book. So much heart, so thoughtful, such a wonderful twist in the tale. 5 glorious, wonderful, colourful stars! View all my reviews

Still Life with Tornado

Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3.5 starsI’ll tell you straight up, this isn’t my favourite A.S. King book, but it’s still pretty good. The main character in this book, Sarah, is pretty messed up. She’s dropped out of school (it’s unclear why), she’s withdrawn from her family […]

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

Everybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was GREAT!!!Lucky Linderman is my new hero. Smart, funny and an emotional young man. I do love a book with a male character that can articulate his feelings in an authentic way. Lucky is a total dude. Can totally recommend as […]

Angel Creek

Angel Creek by Sally Rippin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Loved this family-based fantasy.Jelly is struggling with moving away from her primary school friends, She is worried about starting high school, doesn’t get along with her cousin, Gino, and there a family undercurrents that are making her very uneasy.It all adds up to one […]

Inbetween Days

Inbetween Days by Vikki Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Jacklin/ Jack is on the cusp of adulthood. At seventeen she still has a foot in both camps. Desperate to be independent, she is also incredibly naive, and desperately searching for love – in all the wrong places.Set in the fictional yet familiar town […]