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Out of the Forest by Gregory P. Smith

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

A fascinating, devastating and uplifting meditation on the impacts of childhood abuse, the restorative power of nature and how we connect with society. If you like 'Lost Connections', you'll love this. (continued)

Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby

Reviewed by Shelly, Book Buyer

The most endearing thing about Goodwood was the way Holly lovingly captured the small town community spirit, and Cedar Valley is another beautifully crafted novel set in a small town (near Goodwood, there are a couple of easter eggs for the fans!). While the mystery in Goodwood was a very pers... (continued)

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

A fiercely articulate, well-constructed, courageous reckoning of one woman's past meeting the limitations and inadequacies of the judicial court system. A brave personal journey coupled with a relentless professional pilgrimmage. A 2018 must read. (continued)

Civilizations: How Do We Look & Eye of Faith by Mary Beard

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

Accompanying the BBC television series this book is both an accessible and completely fascinating account of early faith in history. (continued)

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

5 stars! I just loved everything about this book - it made me laugh, cry and sometimes both. This is a beautiful coming of age story that had me from the start. Defintely keep in place for it by Tim Winton and Jasper Jones. (continued)

Brooklyn Colm Toibin

Reviewed by Shreya, Cronulla

This is a beautiful story about love, sacrifice and belonging. We are transported to Brooklyn in the 1950s where we see the world through the eyes of an innocent Irish girl, Eilis. This book will make you smile, it will make you cry and just when you think you know Eilis, she will su... (continued)

Princess Bride William Goldman

Reviewed by Ash, Cronulla

This spirited and exciting adventure story features all of the best parts of your classic fairytale with daring swordfights and a zoo of deadly creatures to boot! Told with a  playful sense of irony, Goldman captures a wonderful world of cheeky enchantment with surprises lurking... (continued)

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

Edgy, street-smart action adventure from start to finish! Even if you mange to put this book down, your mind will be on the fate of the characters until you manage to snatch it up again. I had my greedy eye on the next book way before I finished the first. Though it's main charac... (continued)

Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

A clever blend of historical and imaginative fiction, this book is the canny and enchanting observations of 16 year old Sophie of life on her tiny island kingdom. You will be drawn right in and having happily taken her hand, you will be scrabbling right beside her at the books dramat... (continued)

Worldshaker by James Harland

Reviewed by Natalie, Cronulla

Both grim and amusing, Steam-punk style Worldshaker is a fast moving action adventure which sees Col, grandson of the Supreme Commander of the mighty Juggernaut city, encounter a disgusting Filthy, opening his eyes to the reality of all he has ever known. Great adventure, great read! ... (continued)

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