The best kind of character
A Pocketful of Eyes
by Lili Wilkinson
Allen & Unwin, $17.99 pb, 311 pp, 9781742376196
Beatrice May Ross (Bee) is a list-maker, an amateur detective, a taxidermy assistant, and a regular teenage girl. She falls in love, fights with her best friend, and hates her mother’s new boyfriend, like plenty of adolescents. But she does so while stitching together a dead koala and trying to solve the ever-developing mystery surrounding the death of her mentor.