Other books that we liked but were too busy to review include:
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Fantastic reworking of The Jungle Book. Colourful characters (‘May they rest in peace‘); great writing (being Neil Gaiman); one fantastic vampire (Silas).
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. In order to spare her sister, Katniss volunteers to take part in the annual Hunger Games, a grim fight to the death in front of a television audience of thousands. The first part of a promised trilogy.
The 10 pm Question, by Kate De Goldi. Local writer Kate De Goldi has written an impressive novel about Frankie, a 12 year old who has worrying questions constantly invading his thoughts. Beautifully written and thought-provoking. Cool cover, too.
It’s been a good year.