Kealy Siryj

Kealy Siryj works as a bookseller at Readings Carlton and Readings Kids.


Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Everyone at school knows about locker 89. The process is simple: write a letter confessing your relationship woes, pay a small fee of $10, and wait patiently for the solution to appear in your inbox.…

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

I revisited Judy Blume’s cult favourite Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret as it turns fifty years old in 2020. I first read Blume’s widely challenged book when I was eleven, and although Margaret…

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You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillaume

You Were Made For Me is the second novel by Australian YA rom-com master Jenna Guillaume, and it does not disappoint. Our protagonist, Katie Camilleri, is sixteen years old and has never been kissed.…

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The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting

There is not much that twelve-year-old Chance Callahan is uncertain about. She draws a hard line between true and false, and values honesty over everything else. Chance’s mother has kept detailed dia…

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Highway Bodies by Alison Evans

In Alison Evans’ latest novel the zombie apocalypse has hit Australia with force. Highway Bodies is written from the perspective of three different teens, all of whom are forced to lean on those clos…

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