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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Love-shy by Lili Wilkinson

A few weeks ago, I was randomly picked by Lili Wilkinson to receive a copy of her new book Love-shy.

I received my copy of Love-shy on Friday night, opened it up and couldn't put it down. I'm a slow reader, so 309 pages in 3 days is a good effort for me! Especially after completely reading Oleanna the night before.

Anyway, Ms Wilkinson's book was amazing, engaging, funny and full of attitude and characters that I adored. Protagonist and aspiring journalist Penny Drummond discovers that a boy at her school suffers from love-shyness - which, yes, is a real condition - and sets out to find out who he is and help him, with plans to make a Pulitzer Prize-winning article about him. But along the way, not all goes according to plan. There is more to the love-shy boy than meets the eye, and Penny discovers some things about herself that she'd never realized before.



Another awesome thing about this book is that Lili Wilkinson is an Australian author, and I'm digging a lot of the humour that's been used to help make this story great. Love-shy was published by Allen & Unwin this year.




Has anyone else read this awesome book yet? Do it!


- Bonnee.

13 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds really good! Maybe it will join my ever-growing list to to-be-reads. Thanks, Bonnee!

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  2. Sounds great!! Thanks for the info!!

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  3. Yeah, he is cute isnt he!! One of the advantages of being related to me!! LOL Just kidding!!

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    1. It seriously took me 5 minutes to figure out that this was in response to the comment I left of YOUR blog... Oops! :D

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  4. I don't read much, prefaring to us emy spare time on writing. But I like the topic of a boy who is shy in love. Don't recall any YA books with this topic. I notice many YA authors in the US getting together to form a blog. You probably notced some of them. It'll be cool for YA aussie authors to join for a blog.

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    1. It was a very interesting topic, I hadn't even heard of the love-shy condition before reading the book. I didn't see the US YA authors getting together for a blog! That sounds cool though :)

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    2. If you didn't see any YA authors getting together, this is the most well known
      www.yahighway.com

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  5. I reads one of her other books before and it was really good- thanks for reccomending it, I'll keep an eye out! :-)

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    1. Ooh which other book did you read? I want to get my hands on some more of her stuff, seeing as I really enjoyed Love-shy.

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