This is How We Change the Ending – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Beth. I really enjoyed Vikki Wakefield’s This Is How We Change the Ending. I found it cool how she wrote the book – the plot of the story is secondary to the growth of the characters –because it isn’t a style I’ve seen used very often in writing. The novel was a veryContinue reading “This is How We Change the Ending – Box Hill HS”

When the Ground is Hard – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Tara. I absolutely loved this book. I really enjoyed Adele’s and Lottie’s story and I related to them both. When I was reading this book, I felt like I was in Africa with the characters. It was so well written and I loved it. Malla Nunn is the type of author I wantContinue reading “When the Ground is Hard – Box Hill HS”

When the Ground is Hard – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Shania. When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn centres around Adele and her development from a “top girl” to the friend of the lowly Lottie Diamond whose personality outshines her status at their school, Keziah Christian Academy. Each character has a unique role which ultimately highlights or incites a change in theContinue reading “When the Ground is Hard – Box Hill HS”

This is How We Change the Ending – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Nina. This is How We Change the Ending (TIHWCTE) is a beautifully written, raw coming-of-age novel that exposes the reality of domestic violence and privilege. Nate McKee is the 16-year-old protagonist who lets us into his reality of living in a low socio-economic community in Australia, exposing his world of teens grappling withContinue reading “This is How We Change the Ending – Box Hill HS”

The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Suha. Rating: 11/10 I read this entire book in one day. I’m not joking- I borrowed the book on Monday, read the first couple of pages and realised it was the sort of book I’d have to prepare myself for mentally and emotionally. So I started late morning on Tuesday and had finishedContinue reading “The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS”

The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Beth. Written by C. G. Drews, The Boy Who Steals Houses is a heartfelt story about acceptance and what it means to find a home. From the onset of the novel, readers can infer that Sammy Lou, the protagonist of the story, is hiding something. However, it is not until you near theContinue reading “The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS”

The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Abdullah. The Boy Who Steals Houses follows the story of 2 brothers, Sammy Lou and Avery Lou. Sammy is the courageous young brother of Avery who possesses the disorder of Autism. Sammy takes it upon himself to take care of Avery. Sammy’s mother left the brothers with their abusive father who would beatContinue reading “The Boy Who Steals Houses – Box Hill HS”

How It Feels To Float – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Beth. Set in the city of Wollongong, How It Feels to Float explores the life of a young adult – Biz – and her struggles with mental health and finding her place in the world. It is a moving book, but contains some heavier themes, especially for the younger end of the ageContinue reading “How It Feels To Float – Box Hill HS”

Ghost Bird #4 – Box Hill HS

Reviewed by Abdullah. Ghost Bird follows the story of two aboriginals’ twins Stacey and Laney, who grow up in Eidsvold Queensland. They may be mirror-image twins, but they are as different as the sun and moon. Stacey is the hardworking, studious girl always willing to give a helping hand whereas Laney is troublesome. Laney’s habitualContinue reading “Ghost Bird #4 – Box Hill HS”

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