Tegan’s guest review on The Book Gryffin

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012:

“This book has grabbed me from the first word, and pulled me into the pages of its world, where New South Wales is no longer a beautiful city, but two worlds separated by a wall.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this book made me cringe; a lot. It wasn’t gruesome or bloody, but just so sad! Its makes you think “why on earth would the parents do that?!” “why don’t they care anymore?!” 

All these questions ran through my head, and the further I went into the book, the more questions I got. 

I always think that if a book makes you ask lots of questions, it is a pretty good book. If that book answers all your questions in some form or another, it is an awesome book. Once my head was full to the brim with “what happens now?” “what is that for?” and “who on earth is that?!” it was deeply satisfying for me when I got all the answers to my questions! Almost like someone emptying a water tank over flowing with water! 

Not only was ‘Days Like This’ and interesting and ‘questionable’ book, it was also an amazing and exciting adventure that was constantly moving, so there was not a single boring page in the book!!!

I recommend this book to anyone that loves an adventure!!!” By Tegan.

Thank you Tegan – I like your review very much!

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About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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