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Estelle: Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar Publication Date: June 29, 2009 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 264 Audience: Mature young adult Keywords: Australia, surfing, “gap year”, secrets Format read: Paperback sent to me in a book exchange with the lovely Mandee from Vegan YA Nerds! Summary: Carla leaves university to work nights at a restaurant so […]

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November 28, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Alexa Y. - First of all, hats off to you on this AMAZING review! I think you’ve expressed your feelings so well, and that your enthusiasm definitely comes across. This is probably one of my favorites out of all your reviews!

And now, the book. I really, really, really want to read this book. It sounds absolutely fantastic! I really like the fact that it tackles issues head on. Plus, Aussie writers are AMAZING (based on my experience thus far!).

November 26, 2012 - 9:07 pm

April Books & Wine - Oh, Estelle, you’ve nailed all of the best things about Raw Blue. I truly believe there is something in Australia’s water for so many emotional, raw books to come from down under. I have yet to be disappointed by an Aussie book.

I agree this is a book to savor and to maybe sit on, if you’ve been overwhelmed by the raves until your mind is cleared of preconceived notions.

November 25, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - So basically, WHY IS THIS BOOK NOT IN THE US RIGHT NOW?! Your review is AMAZING and it makes me want to buy this book from Amazon RIGHT NOW (I’m broke!). Glad you loved it!

November 24, 2012 - 3:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Beautiful review, Estelle!

I’m really glad that you loved Raw Blue and that it was worth the wait. I so know what you mean about reading hyped-up books, I think it’s good to wait and forget a lot of the comments you’ve heard.

This really is a wonderful book and hopefully it gets pub’d in the US soon!

November 23, 2012 - 10:03 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Wow, Estelle, what a beautiful review! I really enjoyed reading this review, it was wonderfully written. Kudos to you for writing something so lovely!

Anyways, I have seriously only heard rave reviews about this book. Where I’m going to find a copy of this book is beyond me, but I know that I absolutely must get my hands on a copy of this book. Just the gritty depth that you described in your review makes me want to immediately pick this one. I can also tell that you were attached to Carla, and were really rooting for her. I love a good, flawed protagonist, so I’m adding that to the list of why I need to get a copy of this book. 😉

Fantabulous review Estelle! <3 It was so lovely and touching to read.

Magan: Shelve It, November 18, 2012

Howdy, y’all! I’m so excited to have books on my mind. It’s been a crazy weekend of work and I’m so excited to find a cozy blanket so I can finish Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley as soon as I hit publish on this post. Guys, this book. Are you kidding me? Probably one of my favorite […]

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November 19, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Brittani - Awesome haul! I got Reached this week as well! I’m glad your enjoying Graffiti Moon. I have it on my Kindle but I still haven’t read it yet. Enjoy all your books!

November 19, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Karen - I’m so glad that you’re loving Graffiti Moon. I was not expecting how amazing that book was.

November 19, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that you’re reading Graffiti Moon makes me so extremely happy. I really, really loved that book! And that reminds me that I need to get myself a copy…

November 19, 2012 - 9:54 am

April Books & Wine - Live Through This is utterly amazing and I felt all of the things while reading and actually was so anxious I had to skip ahead and read the ending. Ugh, so so fantastic.

You are in for amazing reading, especially with the books borrowed from Ginger. <33333

November 19, 2012 - 8:30 am

Ginger @ GReads! - So happy to share my books with you Magan! I am also happy to see that you’re enjoying Graffiti Moon. It was one of my faves read last year 🙂

November 19, 2012 - 6:58 am

Leela - I rally want to read Graffity Moon, but it was borrowed in my library :_( I hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait to hear your thought about it 😀

November 18, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Eep, you got Reached! I really want to get that one- I am SO curious to see how the trilogy ends, even if I wasn’t the biggest fan of Crossed, or even Matched for that matter. But I feel like this book has a ridiculous amount of potential to be completely amazing, and I can’t wait to read it! Too bad I’m basically broke and my lame-o library won’t get it. :/ Also, I have only heard amazing things about Graffiti Moon! Your Internet staring is scaring me, I think I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a copy of this one. 😉

Enjoy all your lovelies Magan! <3

November 18, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - I am dyyyyyying to read Night Beach, and mostly because of Ginger! I see her talk about that and Raw Blue so often that I can’t not be curious. Hopefully i can get my hands on copies somewhere!

Also, GRAFFITI MOON <33333 I want to hang out with Ed and Lucy all day every day.

Travel Tales: The Aussies Know How to Write

Welcome back for another Travel Tales special edition post! Travel Tales is a feature we’re participating in with Alexa at Alexa Loves Books and Elena at Novel Sounds. This week we’re exploring books that will sweep us off our feet and take us to another country. One country comes to mind that is continuously cranking out […]

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August 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

Magan: Shelve It -- August 26, 2012 - […] Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse, a review The Aussies Know How to Write Drama by Reina Telgemeier, a review How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, a […]

August 25, 2012 - 6:33 am

Lori - It must be something in the water! I haven’t read one book by an Aussie writer that I didn’t LOVE. Everything Melina Marchetta touches is brilliant. I still need to read Raw Blue and I have Love and Other Perishable Things waiting on me. I can’t wait to read them.

August 24, 2012 - 2:51 am

Kristen - It seems the market is being flooded with books written by Australians. I’m definitely excited about that because I’ve heard nothing but praise for all of them! I’m SO excited to read Melina Marchetta. Haven’t read anything by her yet, but it’s very high on my list. The Laura Buzo books sound really good too. 🙂

August 23, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - AHEM – *talks in a wannabe Aussie accent*

ALL THINGS AUSSIE!!!

*dances* *eats Vegemite* *bounces like a kangaroo*

August 23, 2012 - 6:14 pm

elena - Oh my, I LOVE this post! It looks so nice and like everyone else, I’m in total agreement for the love of Aussie authors! Melina Marchetta <3 <3 <3 Another Aussie author I quite like is Shirley Marr, she's so sweet and has a wonderful personality.

August 23, 2012 - 5:14 pm

VeganYANerds - I seriously love how much international readers love Aussie books! I feel very lucky to live here and have access to them and I am always more than happy to send them overseas because I know how much they will be appreciated by readers like you, Magan! I hope you enjoy HTT and ISYM as well as Raw Blue & Graff Moon :

August 23, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love this post SO MUCH. So far, I’ve only read Graffiti Moon and Jellicoe Road – but you can be sure I’m looking forward to reading many, many more books by Aussie authors!

August 23, 2012 - 10:40 am

Anna - I just did a post on Aussie writers too — there are SO MANY good ones it’s gotta be a conspiracy! I adore all the ones I’ve read above that you listed…and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest!

August 23, 2012 - 9:53 am

Katie w/ Mundie Moms - What an awesome post! I love that you’re featuring authors from various countries. There are seriously amazing authors in our smallish book world that deserve far more recognition than they get. Fabulous post!

August 23, 2012 - 9:11 am

April Books & Wine - I really need more Aussie books and more reads by Melina Marchetta in my life!

I love this post and these recommendations 🙂

August 23, 2012 - 8:52 am

Ginger @ GReads! - This was the best blog post to see first thing in the morning b/c I too, have a serious love affair with Aussie writers. They are just.. just so dang GOOD. I swear there is something in the water over there. I love that you love The Piper’s Son as much as me. That book is seriously among my top 5 OF ALL TIME. I really need to sit down and read Jellicoe Road. Laura Buzo: YES PLEASE! I adored Love & Other Perishable Items. I can’t wait to post my review for it!

I just ordered Raw Blue & am SO EXCITED for a re-read of that one. Oh man, I can NOT wait for you to read it. I’m putting that one in my top 5, too.

LOVE this post Magan, SO MUCH.