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Margot McGovern

Margot McGovern
Margot McGovern is an Adelaide girl currently living in Melbourne. She is a freelance writer and associate editor of Ride On magazine. Her work has previously appeared in Kill Your Darlings and Viewpoint and she is a regular reviewer for Lip Magazine. She writes Young Adult fiction and has recently submitted her creative writing PhD thesis. Visit her website: or find her on Twitter: @MargotElsie.

Margot McGovern reviews 'The Last Girl' by Michael Adams

December 2013–January 2014, no. 357 01 December 2013
With a stepmother she hates and a father who’s barely there, sixteen-year-old Danby Armstrong knew Christmas Day would be bad, but she wasn’t expecting the apocalypse. While families tear the wrapping off the latest iGadgets and share excited status updates, something strange happens. Suddenly, people are not just reading each other’s thoughts in their news feeds; they’re actually in each ... (read more)

Margot McGovern reviews 'Thyla' by Kate Gordon

June 2011, no. 332 20 May 2011
When Tessa wakes up in hospital, she has no idea who she is or how she came to be there. The only clues are the ‘long, thin, striping slashes’ scarring her back. With no way of knowing who or where her family is, Tessa is sent to Cascade Falls College, an exclusive girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Hobart. She befriends the ‘untouchables’, a group of quirky scholarship students, ... (read more)