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The Things She's Seen
The Things She's Seen | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year! Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she's got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he is still alive, that there is a life after Beth that is still worth living. Who is Isobel Catching, and why is she able to see Beth, too? What is her connection to the crime Beth's father has been sent to investigate--a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another...
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MelissaSue81
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I‘m giving this book a pick, because I think for the right audience, it is probably incredible. For me, who struggles with fantasy, I was mostly confused for the whole book, but it did sort of come together in the end. And it works for #readharderchallenge #ownvoicesoceania which is a really tough prompt.. so 🎉

readingjedi I love that cover! 5d
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KarenUK
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So true.......

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KarenUK
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Completed Spring for #booked2019 with this one by an #indigenousauthor or two to be exact, as this YA novella was written by a brother and sister from the Palyku people of Western Australia.
Enjoyed all 6 books, but ‘Our Souls at Night‘ stood out. Loved it! 💕
Thanks ladies for these great prompts, that definitely pushed me outside my usual reads.....

JennyM Lovely selection! 1mo
Cinfhen Can‘t believe I missed this!! Good job🙌🏻‼️ 4w
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KarenUK
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“Life doesn‘t move through time....Time moves through life”
This slim YA novel of grief and healing, is told both through a ‘Lovely Bones‘- esque mystery and with traditional Palyku storytelling. It‘s a tale full of strength, love and survival.
The writing is lovely, and this story, rooted in a history of stolen #Indigenous children and colonized homelands, is a heartbreaking one.
And don‘t miss the Author‘s note at the end... it‘s essential..💕

gibblr I want to read this one!!! 1mo
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UnabridgedPod
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"In telling this tale, we were informed by two sets of stories that are the inheritance of Aboriginal peoples. . . . Both sets of stories inform our existences and, thus, our storytelling. The ancient tales of Aboriginal nations of Australia tell of an animate world, where everything lives" ("Author's Note," Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina).⠀

I had an urge to quote the entire Author's Note here but did restrain myself. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod I encourage you, though, to pick up this book immediately and not to skip the Note, which offers an enriching perspective on the stories behind the novel. It centers on two narrators: teenage Beth accompanies her father on his investigation into a fire that resulted in one man's death. The only catch? Beth is dead. Her recent death has left her single father alone and nearly unable to function. ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod The second narrator is Catching, one of the children who survived the fire and who shares her tale, which is rife with Aboriginal stories, in verse. As the two narratives twine together, the truth behind the mysterious death becomes distressingly clear. This gorgeous, haunting, hopeful novel is a must read! 2mo
Freespirit Sounds amazing! Great review 2mo
UnabridgedPod @Freespirit Thank you!! ❤️ 2mo
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bookish_wookish
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I seriously need to put myself on a book and bookmark buying ban! 🙃

kspenmoll So hard!!!! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I just got to this bookmark too! 😂How are you, Amy? 1mo
bookish_wookish 😄 Im doing good! How have you been? @Jee_HookedOnBookz 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @bookish_wookish I'm doing good too! Thank you for asking 😘 1mo
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KarenUK
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Picked up this #ARC at work today... It has such a beautiful cover! 😍..... I‘m thinking I may read this for #booked2019 for the #indigenousauthor prompt....
Aborigine authors Amelia and Ezekiel are a brother and sister from Australia, who wrote this story together....

Cinfhen Ohhh!!! Looks promising 2mo
Matilda It‘s SO GOOD!! @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know @Matilda will keep my eyes out for this one 🤩 2mo
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Librarybelle
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This just came in the mail for me, thanks to Penguin Random House!

Robothugs Ooo!! Will be interested in what you think! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! What a cover! Do you know if these are the same book? They have the same Litsy blurb. 3mo
Librarybelle @Clare-Dragonfly It does sound like they are. It may have been printed first in Australia and its name changed for the US publication. 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly That‘s what I was thinking. Is your copy an ARC? 3mo
Librarybelle @Clare-Dragonfly Yes, it is! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ll just have to wait, then 😄😅 3mo
Librarybelle @Clare-Dragonfly The pub date is May 14, so not too long of a wait! 3mo
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Matilda
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If you‘re curious about my favorite crime reads from last month: https://bookriot.com/2019/04/01/favorite-mysteries-and-thrillers-2/

And want to tell me yours? 🔪📚

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