Thursday, July 22, 2010


this is shyness, leanne hall (text) read my review here.
A guy who howls. A girl on a mission to forget.

In the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn’t rise and the border crackles with a strange energy, Wolfboy meets a stranger at the Diabetic Hotel. She tells him her name is Wildgirl, and she dares him to be her guide through the endless night.

But then they are mugged by the sugar-crazed Kidds. And what plays out is moving, reckless…dangerous. There are things that can only be said in the dark. And one long night is time enough to change your life.

graffiti moon, cath crowley (pan macmillan) read my review here.

Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist.
Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose.
Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it.
Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other.
An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be.

six impossible things, fiona wood (pan macmillan)

this looks fab - i'm only up to page 32 at the moment but so far it's holden caufield via nick earls expressed with humour and warmth by fiona wood. dan's dad's gone bankrupt, realised he's gay and dan and his mum have moved to an ancient old house that smells of piss...but there's a pretty girl living next door. at the moment dan seems to know a lot about her, and i'm not sure how... we'll just have to see.


  1. I LOVE the cover for Six Impossible Things!

  2. Yay - come to the launch for Six Impossible Things (I'm sure Fiona would be happy for me to spread the word) 6pm, Hawthorn Readings, Thurs July 29. I haven't read the book yet, but Fiona and I are Varuna buddies and she was working on the book then.

  3. I love the cover for Six Impossible Things too - can't wait for the launch.

  4. Nothing to do with this post but thankyou thankyou thankyou for introducing me to Katniss Everdeen!!! I will run up and hug you in the street - it was that good!

  5. robby - i think you would LOVE this book. as in, want to marry it.
    sally and cath - yes! defo see you at the launch.
    cool rider-c-o-o-l-r-i-d-e-r : bahahaha. so glad!

  6. Would love to see Kate's 'bean there, read that' readers at the launch!


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