Short Review: BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE by Trent Dalton

Follow 12-year-old Eli through his rough teen years involving drugs, violence, and mayhem. What a lyrical book! An extremely well-written novel from an Australian author. I truly understand how this book has gotten so much attention and praise, despite it not being the type of book for me. Although this isn’t the type of novelContinue reading “Short Review: BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE by Trent Dalton”

THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A+ (96%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 There’s no surprise that this book was the winner of the 2020 Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award Nominee for Young Adult. It’s such an amazing book! When I read this book, I wasn’t expecting a serious, mental health focused novel thatContinue reading “THE SURPRISING POWER OF A GOOD DUMPLING by Wai Chim”