My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).
Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever who is never macho… Continue reading Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).
Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** Tash has been traumatised since age eight when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure six year old Mallory away from a carnival. Nobody believed Tash and now she accepts Sparrow wasn't real. Mallory is now 15, mute, and has never… Continue reading Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017). *Young Adult* **5 out of 5 stars** Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and her posh high school in the suburbs. The line between the two blurs when Starr is the only witness to her unarmed friend being fatally shot by… Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (2017).
After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson. (2018). *Young Adult Fiction *5 out of 5 stars* 17 year old Pru lives with her 15 year old twin sisters and dad on the outskirts of an isolated mining community in Australia. The family are doonsday preppers and have a hidden bunker filled with supplies. One… Continue reading After The Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson. (2018).
The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby. (2016). *Young Adult book* *4 out of 5 stars* Nico's older sister Sarah disappeared almost four years ago and everyone was devastated other than Nico; Nico was relieved to be free from Sarah's cruelty. But now Sarah has been found, and she's different - different in looks and in… Continue reading The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby. (2016).