High School Fiction Subscription
This subscription will include three brand new titles sent to you every two months carefully hand-picked by our specialist staff at The Little Bookroom.
The books are all stand-alone titles or first in a series so you can jump in anywhere with no prior reading required. Wherever possible we’ll preference local Australian authors because we really do love them best, but we won’t let you miss out on an international release we think you just have to have.
We’re launching the Fiction Subscription with the perfect end of year gift: some of our top picks for gifts from 2020.
Sign up now to receive the below bundle of books, then starting February 2021, you’ll get our selections as a surprise every two months.
- The F Team by Rawah Arja
Meet Tariq Nader, leader of ‘The Wolf Pack’ at Punchbowl High, who has been commanded by the new principal to join a football competition with his mates in order to rehabilitate the public image of their school. When the team is formed, Tariq learns there’s a major catch – half of the team is made up of white boys from Cronulla, aka enemy territory – and he must compete with their strongest player for captaincy of the team. At school Tariq thinks he has life all figured out until he falls for a new girl called Jamila, who challenges everything he thought he knew. At home, his outspoken ways have brought him into conflict with his family. Now, with complications on all fronts, he has to dig deep to control his anger, and find what it takes to be a leader. In confronting and often hilarious situations, Tariq’s relationships with his extended Lebanese family and his friends are tested like never before, and he comes to learn that his choices can have serious consequences.
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- Future Girl by Asphyxia
Piper’s mum wants her to be ‘normal’, to pass as hearing and get a good job. But when peak oil hits and Melbourne lurches towards environmental catastrophe, Piper has more important things to worry about, such as how to get food.
When she meets Marley, a CODA (child of Deaf adult), a door opens into a new world – where Deafness is something to celebrate rather than hide, and where resilience is created through growing your own food rather than it being delivered on a truck. As she dives into learning Auslan, sign language that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive, Piper finds herself falling hard for Marley. But Marley, who has grown up in the Deaf community yet is not Deaf, is struggling to find his place in the hearing world. How can they be together?
Future Girl is the art journal of sixteen-year-old Piper, a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage and drawings, woven into a deeply engaging coming-of-age story set in near-future Melbourne.
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- The End of the World is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell
She said we didn’t know what the world out there had become. We had been alone there so long on that tiny island, in that tiny church. But in the night, I couldn’t bear it. My chest beat like wings.
Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. They survive on rations stockpiled by their father and spend their days deep in their mother’s collection of classic literature-until a mysterious stranger upends their carefully constructed reality.
At first, Edward is a welcome distraction. But who is he really, and why has he come? As love blooms and the world stops spinning, the secrets of the girls’ past begin to unravel and escape is the only option.
A sumptuously written novel of love and grief; of sisterly affection and the ultimate sacrifice; of technological progress and climate catastrophe; of an enigmatic bear and a talking whale-The End of the World Is Bigger than Love is unlike anything you’ve read before.
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January/February releases sent out at the beginning of February.
March/April releases sent out at the beginning of April
May/June releases sent out at the beginning of June
July/August releases sent out at the beginning of August
September/October releases sent out at the beginning of October
November/December releases sent out at the beginning of December
New subscribers will receive the bundle corresponding to the two month period in which they subscribed.
Price includes delivery.
$65.00 every 2 months