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Action and Adventure August – Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl and the last guardian

I have loved the Artemis Fowl stories since discovering them back in 2001/2.  This last in the series of eight doesn’t disappoint.  There is plenty of action and adventure and  laugh out loud moments from the exploits of combining a teenage genius (Artemis) with an elf (Holly Short),  centaur (Foaly), a farting dwarf (Mulch), a … Continue reading

Joking June – UFO

UFO – Unavoidable family outing  Dave Hackett    UFO is a tale of mishap as a family of 5 set out in their old Morris from Sydney headed for Cape York. Trying to do the trip in two weeks (spoiler alert), they only make it to outback Queensland and manage to lose luggage, wallets and … Continue reading

Joking June – Keepinitreal

Don Henderson keepinitreal Stevie Goodes, the teen narrator of the story “about how I stopped being an egg headed idiot” is the local “refundables” (recycling) collector.  Excessively shy and somewhat forgotten by society (he was left in a dumpster as a baby), Stevie lives with Uncle Boff and Auntie Peg in Victory Gardens, an (Australian) … Continue reading

Joking June – One Seriously Messed Up Week

Tom Clempson  One Seriously Messed-Up Week:  In the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite My first attempt to go beyond  the established “humour” authors almost stopped in the first chapter.  However, one I got over the “nob” shock factor, the story of sixteen year old Sam showed potential. I laughed at different episodes … Continue reading

Joking June (humour)

I know humour is a personal thing in that what I find amusing someone else might think is lame. Similarly, adults writing for young adults may struggle to hit their target, to be sufficiently “cool” in their mockery.  Authors who target a younger age group (children of a primary/lower secondary age) seem to have more … Continue reading

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