The Centre of My Everything by Allayne L. Webster

This powerful young adult novel confronts substance abuse, sexism and racism in a small country town. Essential reading for older teenagers, and those that have them, know them or have been one. Publisher: Random House Australia with extract     Reviews: Tara Kate Annie Vivian The Advertiser Allayne L. Webster – Website with Teaching Notes Read More …

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

All appears to be quiet and suburban in Pleasant Court, but the secrets of the women who live there, and the new neighbour, are slowly revealed to show everything is not always as it seems. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with extract     Reviews: Vivian Wendy Nicole Annie Tara The Advertiser Sally Hepworth – Website Read More …

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

A compelling debut crime thriller that reopens an old case that has haunted Detective Reilly for twenty years, and has him questioning his colleagues, from then and now. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  Extract      Reviews – Marie Nicole Wendy Tara Kate Vivian The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian Dervla McTiernan – Website Facebook Read More …

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Three girls are brought together by a wellness program delivered at their school in response to online bullying. Each very different they find they have more in common than they ever believed. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with extract and teaching notes     Reviews – Vivian Tara Annie The Australian The Advertiser Herald Sun Cath Read More …

Plane Tree Drive by Lynette Washington

Characters living on and around Plane Tree drive are depicted in this collection of stories dealing with relationships, family and the society we live in today. Publisher: Midnight Sun Publishing      Reviews – Marie Kate Annie The Sydney Morning Herald  Lynette Washington – Website Facebook Twitter  

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing by Tess Evans

Jack escapes his past and becomes entwined in the community of Banjo Crossing, particularly with widow Mardi. When the farming town is threatened they band together to fight it, but will Jack’s past catch up with him and jeopardise their relationship? Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Extract      Reviews – Marie Annie Kate  The Read More …