Monday 8 July 2013

Bookmark Days - Scot Gardner - Girlfriend Fiction

Bookmark Days
Girlfriend Fiction Book 11
Scot Gardner
Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781742377711

Last year I read Scot Gardner's The Dead I Know and it completely blew me away. This is the fourth book I have read by Gardner in under a year and each has impressed me. But there was something very different about this one. When I bought it I did not know it was part of a series called Girlfriend Fiction. And if I had known that I might not have purchased it. But that would have been my loss. The story has an amazing premise and is wonderfully written.

Avril Stanton lives in the outback of Australia. Her family farms and has sheep. They also have a blood feud with the neighbors the Carrignton's.  But Avil sees her live as a book, some days are bookmark days, days you will remember forever. And other days are days with dog-eared pages. That concept immediately struck a chord with me. The story is part Romeo and Juliette it is also a teen coming of age story. It is also the story about family and learning to do what is right even if it is not popular.

This was an amazing read. With every book I read by Scot Gardner I become more impressed with his skill. This book completely different than anything else I have read shows an amazing range of skill. This is a book I can highly recommend! 

Books by Scot Gardner:
The Dead I Know
The Detachable Boy
Bookmark Days
Happy as Larry
One Dead Seagull
White Ute Dreaming
Burning Eddy
The Other Madonna
The Legend of Kevin the Plumber
One Wheel Drive
Kite Dude
The Lost King

Author Profile and Interview with Scot Gardner.

Girlfriend Fiction:
1.    My Life and Other Catastrophes by Rowena Mohr
2.    Indigo Girls by Penni Russon
3.    She's with the Band by Georgia Clark
4.    Always Mackenzie by Kate Constable
5.    The Not Quite Perfect Boyfriend by Lili Wilkinson
6.    Step Up and Dance by Thalia Kalkipsakis
7.    The Sweet Life by Rebecca Lim
8.    Cassie by Barry Jonsberg
9.    Bookmark Days by Scot Gardner
10.    Winter of Grace by Kate Constable
11.    Something More by Mo Johnson
12.    Big Sky by Melaina Faranda
13.    Little Bird by Penni Russon
14.    What Supergirl Did Next by Thalia Kalkipsakis
15.    Fifteen Love by Robert Corbert
16.    A Letter from Luisa by Rowena Mohr
17.    Dear Swoosie by Kate Constable
18.    Thirteen Pearls by Melaina Faranda
19.    The Boy/Friend by R.M. Corbet
20.    Three Things About Daisy Blue by Kate Gordon

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