Books featuring a father with a mental illness · Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review: Tiger Daughter

Author: Rebecca LimGenre: Contemporary fiction (for a middle grade readership)Publisher: Allen and Unwin (2021) Content warnings: mentions of depression, suicide Image source “Wen Zhou is the daughter and only child of Chinese immigrants whose move to the lucky country has proven to be not so lucky. Wen and her friend, Henry Xiao - whose mum… Continue reading Book Review: Tiger Daughter

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Book Review: Eating With My Mouth Open

Author: Sam van ZwedenPublisher: New South (2021)Genre: Essay/Memoir “Eating With My Mouth Open is food writing like you’ve never seen before: honest, bold and exceptionally tasty. Sam van Zweden’s personal and cultural exploration of food, memory and hunger revels in body positivity, dissects wellness culture and all its flaws and shares the joys of being… Continue reading Book Review: Eating With My Mouth Open

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Book review: This is How We Change the Ending

Author: Vikki WakefieldPublisher: Text (2019)Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a young adult readership) “Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things - how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro-crop in his bedroom; his reckless friend, Merrick. Nate hangs out at the local youth centre… Continue reading Book review: This is How We Change the Ending

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Book Review: The Secrets We Keep

Author: Nova WeetmanPublisher: UQP (2016)Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a middle grade readership) Image sourceImage description: light blue cover. At the top of the page, the title written in red text. The top half of a young girl's face is visible. She has brown hair and there are some pictures above her head: a letter, a… Continue reading Book Review: The Secrets We Keep

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Mini Book Reviews: December 2020

I’ve been a bit short on time lately and have read so many great books. So, rather than review them individually, I thought I’d do something different and summarise my December reads in one post! Here they are, in no particular order. Actress by Anne Enwright  Publisher: Vintage (2019) “Katherine O’Dell is an Irish theater… Continue reading Mini Book Reviews: December 2020

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Book Review: The Coconut Children

Author: Vivian PhamPublisher: Vintage Books (2020)Genre: Historical fiction Content warning: mentions of alcoholism, overdose “Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn’t really know. Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a… Continue reading Book Review: The Coconut Children

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Book Review – Walking on Trampolines

Author: Frances Whiting Publisher: Pan Macmillan (2013) Genre: Contemporary fiction “From the day Annabelle Andrews sashays into her classroom, Tallulah ‘Lulu’ deLongland is bewitched: by Annabelle, by her family, by their sprawling, crumbling house tumbling down to the river. Their unlikely friendship intensifies through a secret language where they share confidences about their unusual mothers,… Continue reading Book Review – Walking on Trampolines