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BOOK REVIEW: How to Bee by Bren MacDibble

Released: May 2017Publisher: Allen & Unwin Format: PaperbackRRP: $16.99Genre: Middle Grade / Climate FictionRating: 4.5/5  A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live. Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest,... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh

We were taught that, for a while, the universe existed and not one person knew. Stars exploded, nebulae collapsed, atoms crashed together and formed planets, then quiet oceans where single-celled organisms swallowed light and learned to flourish, then more complex life, plants, then creatures dragged their heavy bodies from primordial seas, shook off fins, feathers,... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Maybe it’s a foolish thing, but I’ve never been able to figure out exactly how to describe an electric jolt of pain to a six-year-old.... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: The Need by Helen Phillips

Released: July 2019Publisher: Penguin | Viking Format: PaperbackRRP: $29.99Genre: Fiction, Thriller, SpeculativeRating: 4/5 Molly is exhausted, anxious, losing her grip on reality. Her husband is away and she is running between her children and her job, where things are unravelling. She’s a paleobotanist, working at a fossil quarry, and has recently unearthed artefacts that defy... Continue Reading →

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