Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren

The residents of Hope Street are portrayed in this novel for young adults. A family facing domestic violence, another establishing themselves as refugees, live alongside older residents of different cultures and attitudes. This thought provoking novel reflects the multi-cultural society we live in today, how we respond to that, and the hope for change. Publisher: Read More …

A Different Dog by Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings has written a dark and deep look at life for a young boy living in poverty. When he witnesses a car accident he is faced with death, and meets a dog which introduces him to new possibilities. This is a wonderful novella for teenagers and adults, but it does contains themes that may require some Read More …

Goodwood by Holly Throsby

In small town Goodwood not much happens, so when two people go missing in mysterious circumstances, one week apart, the whole town is involved. With great characters, this debut looks into the lives of many of them to find out what happened to Rosie and Bart. Publisher: Allen & Unwin Book Publishers with free excerpt   Read More …

The Boundless Sublime by Lili Wilkinson

Ruby has lost her brother and feels responsible. Her father is in prison and her mother has fallen in a heap. Left to her own devices she comes across Fox who offers her another world, and some hope. He and the ways of his ‘family’ are seductive and Ruby is pulled in, despite doubts about Read More …