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 …

Forgetting Foster by Dianne Touchell

Foster’s father is not the same. The stories he used to tell are not coming out right and then they stop altogether. His mum is working all the time and has no time for him anymore. This sensitive book about early onset Alzheimer’s Disease is shown from the perspective of a seven-year-old boy. Written for Read More …

The Truth About Peacock Blue by Rosanne Hawke

The Truth about Peacock Blue is written in the first person with the voice of Aster, who is thirteen at the start of the novel. Her fifteen year-old brother dies suddenly and her parents decide that she should receive the education her brother would have, rather than an arranged marriage that would have happened if Read More …