Monday, August 16, 2010

This is Shyness

This is Shyness, Leanne Hall (Text Publishing)

This Is Shyness tells the story of one night in the lives of Wildgirl and Wolfboy as they explore Shyness - a part of town where the sun never rises, a place of darkness, of eternal nighttime. Wildgirl is a tourist in shyness but she's met Wolfboy at the Diabetic Hotel and is drawn to him (he's really hot, she tells us) and he agrees to show her around.

Shyness is home to Dreamers whose dreams are now their realities, a frightening Doctor with dubious medicines on offer - and Shyness also home to sugared-up Kidds always out for a hit and will mug anyone for a chocolate bar or some lollies. Sounds cute, but they are vicious and they carry knives. And, on this particular night, they have taken one of Wolfboy's precious belongings. Our kooky, damaged, wilful duo set out to take back what is rightfully Wolfboy's, even though this means entering Orphanville - home of the Kidds.

If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman, Margo Lanagan or Kelly Link you will love This is Shyness, winner of the 2009 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing.
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