Delighted to see Days Like This among Alpha Reader’s “Favourite Books of 2011” on her December 4 blog. Have a look: http://alphareader.blogspot.com/2011/12/favourite-books-of-2011.html
Writes Alpha Reader, generously” “I loved this book, not least because Stewart put Australia on the Dystopia map! In this riveting and frightening book, Sydney has become a walled city, akin to Cold War Berlin. Youth is currency and adults are the enemy. Stewart is writing fragments of horrible history – the book’s dystopia has echoes of Russian KGB and Hitler’s SS, and is heavily influenced by the author’s South African roots, and the sadness of apartheid. A history lesson, action adventure with teen characters to make your chest swell with youthful pride. Brilliant!”
PS Alpha Reader is Danielle Binks, just nominated as a finalist in the 2011 John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers. The award will be announced on December 16, 2011 – good luck, Danielle!