Posts Tagged ‘John Larkin’

Written in the alternating voices of the ‘Shadow Girl’ and an annonymous writer who interviews her, this suspense filled thriller, written by John Larkin, stays with you long after the last page. Fearing for her life at the hands of her aunt and uncle with whom she has been living since her parents mysteriously disappear, the Shadow Girl runs away, forging a life of her own.  Determined to complete her education and fulfil her dream of becoming a medical researcher, the Shadow Girl lies her way into school while living on the streets.   Unimaginable horrors lurk around every corner, but worst of all is her fear that her gangster uncle will find her.  Touching on mature themes, including paedophila, this novel is not for the faint hearted.

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Social Problems, Thriller
Suitable:  Year 10-12+ (Mature Themes)

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A very humorous rambling story of the life of Eric Underwood, also known as Spaghetti Legs as he comes to terms with life as a teenager.  Contagious down to earth humour.  John Larkin has written several other books that are equally humourous and good value for this age group, particularly boys.



Rating: *****
Theme Fiction:
Suitable: Year 7-9

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