Tag Archive | family

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 She’s dropped out of school (it’s unclear why), she’s withdrawn from her family […]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 […]

The Flywheel

The Flywheel by Erin Gough My rating: 4 of 5 stars This took me a while to read because I got sidetracked testing our OverDrive collection at work – let that be no reflection on how good this book is!Despite the fact that I wanted to slap Delilah for being a selfish, irritating, judgemental teenager […]

A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story by Rosie Batty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Harrowing, emotional, heartbreaking, and a ‘must read’. I read it in a single sitting. View all my reviews