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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... vol. 5 no. 2 Winter 1997 of Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults est. 1993 Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults
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* Contents derived from the 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Message of the Book, Valerie Yule , single work criticism (p. 3-5)
Goodbye Australia Fair?, Katharine England , single work criticism
England's personal response to the 'Booktalkers Take Over' forum, part of the Allwrite! Program at the Australian Festival for Young People held in Adelaide, 1997
(p. 6-8)
Hopeless Cases, Jonathan Harlen , single work criticism (p. 10)
Hope Schmope!, Sonya Hartnett , single work criticism (p. 11)
Are Endings Really Necessary?, Nick Earls , single work criticism
A brief discussion of open-ended conclusions to novels as opposed to the use of set 'formulas'. Earls recognises the legitimacy of both types, but declares his preference for the former in his own writing. Brief reference is made the conclusion of Earl's novel After January.
(p. 12)
Ellie is Ellen : Australian Young Adult Literature Published in Dutch, Liesbeth Botman , single work criticism (p. 16)
'The Killing of Mud-Eye' by Celeste Walters, Cathrine Harboe-Ree , single work review
— Review of The Killing of Mud-Eye Celeste Walters , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 19-20)
Judith Clarke's 'The Lost Day', William Taylor , single work review
— Review of The Lost Day Judith Clarke , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 25)
[Review] Black Sails, White Sails, Lucy Sussex , single work review
— Review of Black Sails, White Sails Ursula Dubosarsky , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 26)
Untitled, William Norris , single work review
— Review of Finn and the Big Guy David Metzenthen , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 27)
'Regarding Jane Eyre' Edited by Susan Geason, Stella Lees , single work review
— Review of Regarding Jane Eyre 1997 anthology short story prose biography ;
(p. 28)
'Idiot Pride' by Matt Zurbo, Dylan Warren , single work review
— Review of Idiot Pride Matt Zurbo , 1997 single work novel ;
(p. 29)
Somerset College's Annual Literature Festival, Helen Reynolds , single work criticism
Reports on a panel session at the Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival. The session was formed in response to the article Life Sucks, Timmy by Kate Legge.
(p. 30-31)
Does, or Should, Life Really Suck?, Simone Donoghue , single work criticism (p. 32)
On the Wrong End of Censorship, Simone Donoghue , single work column (p. 33)
Judging Violence, Hazel Edwards , single work criticism (p. 34-35)
Learning So Much in Such a Short Time, Tim Winton , single work column autobiography (p. 36)
Writing to Order, Maureen Stewart , single work column autobiography (p. 37-38)
Connecting with Joanne Horniman, Ruth Starke , single work biography (p. 39-40)
[Review] The Last Shot, Bernadette Welch , single work review
— Review of The Last Shot Allan Baillie , 1997 single work novella ;
(p. 42) Section: Booknotes

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