Anna Spargo-Ryan’s The Paper House was one of the first books I read for The AU Review. Posted all the way back in June 2016, my review predates the days when our book editor (hey Simon!) wanted punchy titles and fancy headers and those blasted star ratings.
You know what else it predates? Me being actually any good at reviews.
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Skye’s mum has a new boyfriend. His name is Jason and they’re all moving to Port Flinders with him. But Jason is bad news, and Skye’s mum is in too deep, unable – or unwilling – to see the danger Skye and her little brother, walking animal fact factory Ben, are in.
So Ben and Skye hatch a plan to get the three of them out of Port Flinders and away from Jason, his dodgy friends, and the worrying stacks of five dollar notes around his dirty home: Earn more money. Go to Nonno’s house. Above all, don’t tell Jason.
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