With two weeks of school holidays meaning more time at home, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and today I’ve added fourteen new reviews to Aussiereviews. As always, there’s a range of books, from picture books through to some chilling crime fiction, but the book I want to highlight is Marty’s Shadow, by John Heffernan. This young adult read is one of those books where you think you can see what’s coming, but are surprised (even shocked) by the twists and turns. Murphlet 3 caught me sitting at the table sobbing when I finished the book. I felt emotionally wrung out but at the same time satisfied – I believed in this story and cared deeply about what happened, a sure sign of an excellent piece of writing.
You can read my review of Marty’s Shadow here.
One of the wonderful thigns about being a book reviewer is that I get to read such a wide range of books, from books like Marty’s Shadow, to laugh out loud books like picture book Whacko the Chook and absorbing literary fiction like The Butterfly Man.