Yesterday, in the Show Us Your Books link-up I quickly re-capped what I thought about this book, but let me tell you a little more about it (because that's what I'm supposed to do to help promote Aussie authors, and I'm such a rule follower).
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell - Why I read it...this description: "It’s about summer, and weirdness, and mystery, and music."
Skylark is fifteen. She has a mother who ran off to be a performance artist and an alcoholic father that owns a vinyl record store. She has an amusing, intelligent, quirky younger brother named Seagull ("Gully"). They live in St. Kilda, the eccentric suburb of Melbourne. St. Kilda is a mix of hipsters and prostitutes, musicians, tourists, and bohemians. All of which make appearances in this book. Sky has a free-spirit friend named Nancy, and she crushes on the brother of a dead girl. No, I'm not going to say this was the greatest book I've ever read. But, it was a perfectly enjoyable book with entertaining characters that was a quick and easy read. 4/5
– Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you;
– At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 2 titles first published in 2014 or 2015.
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McGinty
Authors new to me: