Can you hear the Christmas sleigh bells tinkling? No? Well, I hope this tinkles in your ear then – we have our second book for bookclub!
This month’s book has been selected by the authors of last month’s title – as #LoveOzYAbookclub operates on a domino system for titles. So big thank yous to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, who have chosen Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson as our book of the month.
Green Valentine is the story of Astrid (Lobster Girl), a perky eco-warrior, and Hiro (Shopping Trolley Boy), a slouchy non-participator, and how they find common ground while taking on the enormous task of re-greening their hometown of Valentine. The book has been described as ‘a charming and inspiring read’ – I was privileged to launch this book in August, so I’m delighted it’s come on the menu for bookclub.
Lili Wilkinson is a wonderful writer for teenagers, and was a direct inspiration for my own foray into crime fiction (after reading her book A Pocketful of Eyes). CBCA says that “[Lili’s] books challenge expectations, and ask teenagers to look at their choices, and be sure they are making them for the best reasons.”
If you would like to order the book through Boomerang Books, use the code loveoz at the ‘use a promotional code’ step, and you’ll receive free shipping.
Because it’s such a busy time, I’ll put the discussion post up either a little early or a little late, depending on how people are getting through the reading – and we might have a delayed intro to 2016 as a result (that’s probably my fault, for selecting a brick like Illuminae for the first title – oops), but let me know how you’re getting on with it.
So I hope you enjoy Green Valentine over the holiday period, and may your December be full of calm, and many books!