Julia Gorman

Julia Gorman works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton and Readings Kids.

Reviews

Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

Reviewed by Julia Gorman

Back in England, fourteen-year-old Tom Clay was a talented poacher. In 1840, in the British colony of New South Wales, Tom finds himself convicted and sentenced to work as a shepherd. Surrounded by v…

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

Reviewed by Julia Gorman

In the last few minutes of her life, Leila’s mind begins to recall some of the most important moments of her existence. Each moment is accompanied by the distinct memory of an exquisite food and the …

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Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

Reviewed by Julia Gorman

Cat Chant’s sister is a witch. And a very powerful one at that – everyone in their village always says so. So why has Cat been taken to live at Chrestomanci Castle, with the greatest enchanter in all…

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My Girragundji by Meme McDonald & Boori Monty Pryor

Reviewed by Julia Gorman

My Girragundji tells the story of an Indigenous boy growing up between two worlds, a boy who deals with bullies at school and a bad spirit that roams his family’s house at night. But with his Girragu…

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Reviewed by Julia Gorman

After witnessing the murder of their parents, Jude and her sisters have been raised as the only mortals in the world of Faerie by the very man who committed the murders.

Constantly made to feel wea…

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