Issue Details: First known date: 2009... vol. 17 no. 2 Winter 2009 of Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults est. 1993
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* Contents derived from the 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Relevant and Revealing : Profile of Amra Pajalic, Jodi Wiley , 2009 single work column (p. 2-3)
Untitled, Jodi Wiley , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Good Daughter : A Novel Amra Pajalic 2009 single work novel ;
Wiley says of the novel 'it is bound to ring a bell with many teenagers, who must daily walk the line between the two worlds of home and school, family and friends, their parents' culture and traditions and that of their peers.'
(p. 3)
The (Secret) Intellectual Life of Adolescents, Lia Hills , 2009 single work essay
Hills uses experiences from her own life to explain the premise behind her novel, that teenagers are interested in all 'ideas, big and small' in their own search for meaning.
(p. 4-5)
[Untitled], Christy Fulcher , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Beginner's Guide to Living Lia Hills 2009 single work novel ;
(p. 5)
Using the Web to Sharpen the Writing, Isabelle Merlin , 2009 single work essay
Merlin explains how she embeds web technology into the plots of her novels, writing in real time and including blogs and music available to download.
(p. 7)
A Love of Stories, Matt Zurbo , 2009 single work column
Zurbo describes the path to publication of his first works.
(p. 8)
The Deeper Issues of Love, Kirsty Murray , 2009 single work essay
Murray attempts to answer her own question 'What do I want to say about the world in which I live?' with reference to three of her novels.
(p. 9-10)
Ivan Southall : In Retrospect, Jeffrey Prentice , 2009 single work criticism
Prentice outlines why Southall 'was a voice in Australian Children's literature to be reckoned with by his critics, his fans, his publishers and his close friends'.
(p. 10-12)
[Untitled], S.J. Oakley , 2009 single work review
— Review of How to Ditch Your Fairy Justine Larbalestier 2009 single work novel ;
(p. 19)
[Untitled], Fran Knight , 2009 single work review
— Review of Keepinitreal Don Henderson 2009 single work novel ;
Knight says of the book 'It is breathtaking to see a wholly Australian book celebrating working class suburbs and their inhabitiants, revealing their foibles and characteristics with a discerning eye'.
(p. 19)
[Untitled], Peter Christiansen , 2009 single work review
— Review of My Mother's Eyes : The Story of a Boy Soldier Mark Wilson 2009 single work picture book ;
'Wilson conveys the sense of a young man's life consumed by war without resorting to either sentimentality or any whiff of jingoism'.
(p. 24)
[Untitled], Stewart Jackel , 2009 single work review
— Review of Heroes of Tobruk David Mulligan 2008 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 27)
[Untitled], Laura Gordon , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Nest Paul Jennings 2009 single work novel ;
Gordon describes, in a lengthy review, the shift away from past Jennings trademark writing which is a 'lighthearted, funny or embarrassing...journey through adolescence' towards a work with the 'raw emotions of hate, fear, desperation and loneliness that adolescence is notorious for'.
(p. 28)
[Untitled], Clare Kennedy , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Winds of Heaven Judith Clarke 2009 single work novel ;
'This tough but lyrical novel shines a torch on the inequalities suffered by disadvantaged children'.
(p. 30)
[Untitled], Roie Thomas , 2009 single work review
— Review of Jarvis 24 David Metzenthen 2009 single work novel ;
Thomas develops the view that while 'Marc's story is, on some levels, that of a typical sixteen-year-old Australian male...there are complexities to the narrative that lift it from the stereotype' in this review.
(p. 32)
[Untitled], Rosemary Fitzgerald , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Lucky Ones Tohby Riddle 2009 single work novel ;
(p. 33)
[Untitled], Stella Lees , 2009 single work review
— Review of My Extraordinary Life and Death Doug MacLeod 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 33)
[Untitled], Jenny Zimmerman , 2009 single work review
— Review of The Harp in the South Trilogy Ruth Park 1948-1985 series - author novel ;
Zimmerman gives a reflective review of this volume of works but questions the omission of biographical notes and historical background 'given the prominence of these novels in Australian literature'.
(p. 35)
[Untitled], Sam Gill , 2009 single work review
— Review of Sideways : Travels with Kafka, Hunter S. and Kerouac Patrick O'Neil 2009 single work autobiography ;
(p. 36)
[Untitled], Susan La Marca , 2009 single work review
— Review of Krakatoa Lighthouse Allan Baillie 2009 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 39)

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