Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Life? It’s simple: be true to yourself.
The tricky part is finding out exactly who you are…

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In the holidays before the dreaded term at Crowthorne Grammar’s outdoor education camp two things out of the ordinary happened.A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre billboard. And I kissed Ben Capaldi. 
Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra-curricula.

Enter Lou from Six Impossible Things – the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. Fragile behind an implacable mask, she is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago. Despite herself, Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, and has to decide whether to end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray. 

And as Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything she thought she knew about surviving in the wild.

A story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in.


August 29, 2013 Posted by | Relationships, Romance | | Leave a comment

How to Fall by Jane Casey

The first unputdownable YA crime thriller from bestselling author Jane Casey


Freya is found drowned – but was it suicide or murder? Her cousin, Jess Tennant, is determined to uncover the truth. But asking questions may prove deadly – anyone could be a suspect and everyone is hiding something…

Can Jess unravel a mystery involving secret love, seething jealousy and a cliff-top in the pitch black of night .

This book was totally captivating from the first line to the last. Unlike books with a similar storyline, this book was so unpredictable and had me guessing what was about to happen up until the last page and when I reached it, i was reluctant to finish the book. I do not have a bad word to say about this book! Reviewed by Megan Charvill  GOOD READS

August 2, 2013 Posted by | Mystery, Suspense | | Leave a comment