Imagine a school set up like a computer game. You make the decisions, you control the action, you play the game. If your profile is right, you’ll get branded by one of the sponsors. Then you’re celebrity cool. And that’s what everyone wants, isn’t it? Katey, aka Kid, is not ...

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Squid Ink - The Ragwitch Squid Ink is reading Australian authors at the moment and the first in this series is The Ragwitch by Garth Nix. It’s young adult horror/fantasy. It is told from two different points of view, Julia and her brother Paul. They both end up in another ...

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John Marsden was a secondary school teacher before he started writing books and it shows with his writing. He has a knack for getting insider a teenager’s head and explaining how they’re feeling using their language. Let me tell you a bit about this book. Seven teenagers go away to ...

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How to miscategorise a book in one easy lesson, have all the categories listed on pieces of paper on the floor, throw up the book and use whatever it lands on. Flippant, I know, but sometimes I’m very tempted. Every Thursday from 8pm (currently daylight savings time) there’s a fabulous ...

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Another expose from AussieCon 4 The panel was actually called “We’re all connected, all the time: blogs and social networking in the world of YA spec fic” and was supposed to have Bec Kavanagh, Lili Wilkinson, Megan Burke and be chaired by Mif Farquharson and I think they were all ...

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