recommended authors

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Wed Jun 5 17:08:26 EDT 2002

"Obernewton" didn't impress me enough to try anything
else, although as a high school librarian I probably
should. Her books are quite popular here, and my
daughter loves her and has nearly all of them.
"Obernewton" was, I think, Oz children's book of the
year when it came out, and one of her others ("
gathering" I think) has been a set text for our HSC
(final school exam). Has anyone read Philip Reeve's
"Mortal engines", I just read this and loved it but
found it has a very dark ending for a children/young
adult book.

Jon Noble

--- rohina at wrote:

 I have to say
> Rebecca and Emma's
> recommendations have done anything but inspire me to
> have another look
> at Carmody's books - I did try once, and found them
> unreadable. I found
> her writing style very irritating; I hate it when
> you feel like the
> writer is waving flags to get your attention on the
> way they write in
> every sentence.
> Robyn

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