Tag Archive | school

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 She’s dropped out of school (it’s unclear why), she’s withdrawn from her family […]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

The Terrible Suitcase

The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lovely story about the first day of school, and how one little thing can ruin the day – or does it. Great illustrations and good writing. Blackwood’s trademark pencil and watercolour illustrations are excellently suited to this story for pre-schoolers and preps. View […]

Every Breath

Every Breath by Ellie Marney My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fabulous debut. Taut. Sexy. Good stuff. View all my reviews

Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!)

Sixth Grade Style Queen by Sherryl Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars This ‘verse’ novel is an absolute heartbreaker. Clark gets right inside the head of Dawn. Dawn is in grade 6 and her best and longest friend has joined the style queens (read bitches), her mum and dad are fighting, and school and […]

Butter

Butter by Erin Jade Lange My rating: 5 of 5 stars On the surface Butter is about a fat kid, actually an obese kid, a boy who has topped the scale at 423 pounds. (That’s 192 kilograms for those of you in decimal countries). His name, Butter, comes from a spoiler incident I won’t tell […]