Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Book Review: The Boy From the Mish

Author: Gary LonesboroughPublisher: Allen and Unwin (2021)Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a YA readership)   Image sourceID: A drawing of two boys with dark skin and white paint across their foreheads, nose and cheeks. One has short hair and one has shoulder length dreadlocks “It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and… Continue reading Book Review: The Boy From the Mish

Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Book Review: Sensitive

Author: Allayne WebsterPublisher: UQP (2019)Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a middle grade readership) Image sourceID: Close up of a girl's face. She has white skin, green eyes and auburn hair. Her mouth and nose are obscured by a yellow flower. “When thirteen-year-old Samantha moves to a new town, she decides to reinvent herself. She wants to… Continue reading Book Review: Sensitive

Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Book Review: The Good Daughter

Author: Amra PajalicPublisher: Text (2009)Genre: Coming of age/contemporary fiction, for a YA readership “Is she Sammie or Sabiha? Is she Bosnian or Australian? Muslim or..? And why is her mother so hard to deal with? Sabiha is fifteen, fierce and funny. She can’t think straight about boys. Girls bully her and she fights back. Whose… Continue reading Book Review: The Good Daughter

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Book Review: As Brave As You

Author: Jason ReynoldsPublisher: Simon & Schuster (2017)Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a middle-grade readership) Image sourceImage description: a light blue cover. At the top, there is an old house with a tree growing in the middle. One boy is facing the house, at the bottom of the page, and another boy is running towards him. “Genie’s… Continue reading Book Review: As Brave As You

Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Mini Book reviews: January 2021

I enjoyed writing several mini reviews for December, so I thought I’d continue it! I’ve read quite a mix of books this month and picked three of my favourites to focus on here. Again, in no particular order. How to Survive Today by Tonya IngramPublisher: Wild Awake (2019)Genre: Self-help Image sourceImage description: Yellow cover, author's… Continue reading Mini Book reviews: January 2021

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Book Review: The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Author: Lucy StrangePublisher: Chicken House (2016)Genre: Historical fiction (for a middle grade readership) Content warning: The novel contains ableist slurs towards Henry’s mum and other characters. “1919. Mamma is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta or the things she sees – or thinks… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret of Nightingale Wood

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Book Review – The Art of Saving the World

Author: Corinne DuvysPublisher: Amulet Books (September 2020)Genre: Sci-fi (for a YA readership) Image source I was lucky enough to receive an e-ARC of this novel, as a reviewer whose anxiety manifests much like Hazel’s.  Having enjoyed On the Edge of Gone, I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed The Art of Saving the World as well.… Continue reading Book Review – The Art of Saving the World