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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (47) Aussie YA Edition!

Why is it hard to find places to buy Aussie YA books? There are a ton of Australian Young Adult books that I am dying to read and it's hard to find a place to buy it, even online.

So today I am featuring 3 Aussie YA books. You might not have heard of them, you might've (my Australian friends are so lucky to have such wonderful books available to them), so here they are:

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: A Straight Line To My Heart by Bill Condon
Release Date: August 2011
Published by: Allen & Unwin
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Summary (from Goodreads):

School is over, not just for the year, but forever. Tiff and Kayla are free, which is what they've always wanted, but now summer is nearly at and end and that means life decisions. Tiff is hoping her job at the local paper will lead to something more... But 'The Shark' soon puts her straight on what it takes to become a hard-nosed reporter like him. At home, Reggie - the only grandad she's ever known - has quit the smokes and diagnosed himself as cactus. Then Kayla hits her with some big news. And into all this stumbles Davey, the first boy who has ever really wanted to know her.
Tiff is smart with words and rarely does tears, but in one short week she discovers that words don't always get you there; they don't let you say all the stuff from deep in your heart.

Why I'm waiting for A Straight Line To My Heart:

I've read a few rave reviews about this book and it just makes me want to read it! It also sounds like a great contemporary novel I would want to read, since I've been loving contemporaries lately. What happens after school? Tiff and Kayla are about to find out in this book, dealing with a lot of changes and growing up.

Title: When We Have Wings by Claire Corbett
Release Date: July 2011
Published by: Allen & Unwin
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Summary (from Goodreads):

In a world divided into fliers and non-fliers, how far would you go to be able to fly? How much would you sacrifice - perhaps your own child? A beautifully written and compellingly original novel of sacrifice, betrayal and love.

The dream of being able to fly is now physical reality but only the rich and powerful can afford the surgery, drugs, and gene manipulation to become fliers. Peri, a poor girl from the regions, will sacrifice anything to get her wings and join this elite but the price is higher than she could have imagined. So why then does she throw it all away? Feel the exhilaration and terror of flight - over vertiginous skyscrapers, into wild storms and across hypnotic wilderness - in this beautiful and daringly imaginative novel that explores the limits of self-transformation.

Why I'm waiting for When We Have Wings:

The premise just caught me by surprise. A lot of writers are getting creative these days, and this is one good example of that. The world is divided for those who fly, and those who doesn't. It's like a great contemporary novel about people with wings.

Title: Alaska by Sue Saliba
Release Date: June 27th 2011
Published by: Penguin Australia
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Summary (from Goodreads):
mia's heart made a sound that no one heard
except for mia
late one night when she woke from dreams into darkness.
ethan was asleep beside her, and em was a forest away.
outside it was night and dark and alaska.the sky was upside down.

When Mia follows her sister halfway across the world to Alaska, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected and beautiful of places. But can Mia find the courage to follow her heart in Alaska? And what if the one you love is not all that you wish them to be?

Why I'm waiting for Alaska:

Why do Australian books always have attractive plots and premises? This book sounds a bit like Blood Red Road but sister-themed, and I love books about sisterhood. It also sounds a little bit like Between Here and Forever, which I think is a good book so I am definitely looking forward to reading Alaska!


So what are your WoW picks for this week? Please share them!


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