Carrie Croft

Carrie Croft is a former bookseller at Readings Hawthorn

Review — 25 Jul 2016

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s tender wisdom has endured for over a century in The Secret Garden, a heartfelt tale that follows the life-changing friendships of three children. Beginning dramatically with…

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Review — 24 Jun 2018

A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

A Song Only I Can Hear opens with thirteen-year-old, would-be writer Rob Fitzgerald researching how people fall in love. Rob’s trying to solve a dilemma: he believes he’s in love…

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Review — 25 Feb 2018

Shout Out to the Girls

I’m pretty excited about the current sweep of consciousness-raising books for young readers celebrating inspiring women.

Due to the wildly successful Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the concept…

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Review — 27 Mar 2017

Night Swimming by Steph Bowe

Triangulated rom-com meets dysfunctional family drama in this coming-of-age novel set in a rural Aussie community. Kirby has grown up living in the tight-knit town of Alberton with her mother…

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Review — 26 Feb 2017

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Mythology, feminist fairytale and coming-of-age love story coalesce to form the multifaceted tapestry of Bone Gap. Taking its cue from the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades, Bone Gap’s

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