Category: Book reviews – teens and tweens

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis (review)

It’s been awhile between blog posts lately due to general chaos on the home front. As ever, good books have been saving my sanity. Here’s one of my recent favourites… The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis Penguin RRP: $19.99AUD It strikes…

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland Random House RRP:$19.99 AUD Steve Jobs changed the world. For better or worse? I suppose it’s open to debate. But whenever you’re listening to digital music, flicking through emails on your iPhone or watching…

Bumper Book Review: Tween Tales

There’s a bumper crop of great reads for the teens and tweens of the family coming at you from Australian publishers right now.  I have top notch romance, adventure, fantasy and even self-help texts for young readers on my review…

Review: Tigerfish by David Metzenthen

Tigerfish by David Metzenthen Penguin Books Aus RRP: AUD $17.99 – Award winning Australian author  – Gritty depiction of urban life for teens – Examines moral choices, peer relations and identity formation – Recommended for readers 13 years+  For more…

Review: Elven Jewel by Kasper Beaumont

This is going to be different from my usual book reviews for several reasons: It is a fantasy book and I really almost never ever read fantasy (I sound a bit like Lola, don’t I?) I know the author, so…

Review: Waiting For It by Chrissie Keighery

“There’s a reason that the number thirteen is bad luck: it sucks to be thirteen.”  So says the cover blurb for Waiting For It, one title in a new book series for tweens called Girl V The World.  Targeting the…