Juliet


This week Mischa reviews
I Am Juliet
by Jackie French
 


This is a gorgeous and realistic portrayal of Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet, in which we finally get to see the star-crossed romance from the perspective of the alluring and mysterious Juliet. French weaves a meticulously crafted Elizabethan world with the untold helplessness Juliet feels as she realises that unlike young men her age, her life will effectively be determined and controlled by others. Mixing in the point of view of Rob, the thirteen-year-old boy who is the first to play the role of Juliet on the Elizabethan stage, I Am Juliet is the perfect introduction to the Shakespeare phenomena for ages 10+.

 

 

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This week Kate reviews
Sight Lines
Foreword by Hannah Kent

I had the privilege of being an editor for this year’s UTS Writers’ Anthology and that means I can guarantee that the short works of fiction, memoir, poetry and screen writing showcased in this collection are an outstanding example of the emerging literary talent we have here in Australia. Personal favourites include ‘Not the Sea’ by Ashleigh Synnott, a lyrical and devastating story of the 2005 tsunami in Sri Lanka, ‘Boy’s Own Adventure Tale’ by Emily Brugman and ‘The Ends of the Earth’ by Alison Gibbs.

 

 

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