SpineOut : June - July 2018
Lilly, Year 9 Assisi Catholic College Gold Coast Qld r Tess, Year 9 Assisi Catholic College Gold Coast Qld S JUNE / JULY 2018 Nobody Real Steven Camden HarperCollins T his astonishing and moving novel, Nobody Real, is something that you definitely want to read! It is the story of a girl named Marcie Baker who has just graduated from school. When Marcie was younger, she had an imaginary friend called Thor Baker. As she grew older, Marcie began to forget about Thor while he is doing everything he can not to fade out of her life or fade out of existence. The imaginative language used in the novel created the world of Marcie and Thor in my head, making me want to keep reading on even after I had finished. An example of this gripping, imaginative language that placed me right there in the scene with the characters is: ‘Flamenco music. Stomping feet. Empty bottles. Screaming through walls. Tears. Silence. Peeking into the living room when it was over. An abandoned crime scene. Tipped furniture and thrown books, pages spread, like dead birds, on the floor.’ I very much enjoyed Nobody Real and couldn’t put it down! I give it 5 out of 5 stars. ‘Good for book clubs’ BOOK REVIEWS pine Out Mississippi Roll: Wild Cards Edited by George R R Martin Harper Voyager I am usually not one to pick up a series halfway through, however, the initial description of Mississippi Roll drew me inwards to where I simply had to pick up this book. Mississippi Roll follows the Natchez, a riverboat cruising on the Mississippi River. The novel is set in a future world where a plague has ravaged all of humanity, causing people to have either incredible superpowers, or horrific deformities. Most of the characters in Mississippi Roll have intricate descriptions and appear to be complex. The plot of this novel is incredibly intriguing and works well as a standalone story apart from the series as a whole. This story may also open some interesting discussions surrounding refugees and current events. I would rate Mississippi Roll 4/5 stars.
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