Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Ava has lost her best friend Kelly. Gideon moved schools to get away from the bullying he was experiencing. When he starts working at the Magic Kebab with Ava, and they realise they are at the same school, the connections start. When no-one else seems to be able to understand what they are each experiencing, Read More …

Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Grace has lost her mother, and then she’s not sure if she’s losing her mind. She is hearing voices and starts acting on impulses that are not her own. Once a feisty prankster, she becomes withdrawn and her friends don’t know how to react to her behaviour. This is another great young adult novel by Read More …

The Starlings by Vivienne Kelly

When Nicky’s grandmother dies on his eighth birthday he doesn’t know how this is going to affect his whole family. His love of Shakespeare and vocabulary are a disappointment to his football loving father and he turns to his grandfather and his grandmother’s carer, Rose for support. Complex family dynamics and their fallout are poignantly Read More …

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Adam Sharp has been with partner Claire for many years. But when he hears from Angelina, the woman he had an affair with while working in Australia over twenty years ago, the cracks in their relationship open up. When he joins Angelina and her husband in France things get really interesting. Will they get together after Read More …

The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong

Two brothers grow up playing cricket, from the backyard and onto the world stage. But the sport is the only thing they have in common. Younger brother Darren is the bad boy, who can’t help getting himself into trouble of all kinds. Older brother Wally is the sensible one so he forges ahead professionally, while Read More …