Darkwater by Georgia Blain & This is Shyness by Leanne Hall

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April 2011, no. 330

Darkwater by Georgia Blain & This is Shyness by Leanne Hall

Reviewed by
April 2011, no. 330

Darkness, both literal and symbolic, pervades these two recent books. Darkwater, the first Young Adult title by established writer Georgia Blain (author of four novels, including Closed for Winter, 1998), and a début book, This is Shyness by Leanne Hall, trace the aftermath of events in which brightness gives way to ‘sudden black’ in the lives of teenage characters.

This is Shyness

by Leanne Hall

Text Publishing, $19.95 pb, 274 pp, 9781921656521

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