Review

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman – Book Review

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in LGBTQIA, Review | 1 comment

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman – Book Review by Stevie Schafer Alex As Well is a novel that fearlessly explores sex, gender, and sexuality through the eyes of an intersex teen. Alex makes a decision about her identity. The problem is Alex’s parents don’t support her decision. The story unfolds predominately through Alex’s fiercely independent voice as she stridently makes decisions and sculpts her own identity, taking it out of her parents’ hands. Alex is fourteen, vibrant, and a kick-arse narrator. Brugman has done a great job crafting Alex’s voice. Alex...

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Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson – Book Review

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson – Book Review by Stevie Schafer From the Blurb: Life is not ordinary for Fuzzy Mac, but it should be. What could possibly be exciting about growing up with her Nan and Pop in a small country town? Rivalry, romance, Nan’s mysterious premonitions, an encounter with a particularly unusual kind of ghost and the mix of characters who live in this high-country town make Fuzzy’s life far from boring. This episodic narrative about a girl living with her Nan and Pop is very enjoyable! The characters are brought to life throughout the gently unfolding...

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Guest Posts, LGBTQIA, Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – Book Review by Tsana Dolichva From the Blurb: The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, first caught my attention when it was discussed on the Galactic Suburbia podcast a while ago. Although it’s...

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Book Review by Holly Kench From the Blurb: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl…. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic...

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‘The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf’ The Tribe #1 by Ambelin Kwaymullina – Book Review

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Guest Posts, Race and Ethnicity, Review | 4 comments

‘The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf’ The Tribe #1 by Ambelin Kwaymullina – Book Review by Danielle Binks   From the BLURB: Ashala Wolf has been captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose. A man who is intent on destroying Ashala’s Tribe – the runaway Illegals hiding in the Firstwood. Injured and vulnerable and with her Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to the machine that will pull secrets from her mind. And right beside her is Justin Connor, her betrayer, watching her every move. Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf? Ashala Jane Ambrose...

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Seeking Book Reviews.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Review, The Blog | 0 comments

In the lead up to the release of our second Visibility Fiction story, the VisFic Blog has become somewhat neglected. You’ll be pleased to know we have a few guest posts on the way, but what we’d really love to see are some more reviews of relevant inclusive, young adult fiction (or any related texts). While diversity is certainly lacking in our literature, there are a few notable inclusive stories that have gained some popular visibility, and if you dig around (and it really is worth the effort) there are more than you might imagine. We want to spread the word about these...

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