The YA event of the year.
Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars.
This anthology has them all.
With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.
Review by Sarah McDuling
This gorgeous #LoveOzYa anthology of short stories is one of my favourite things that has happened in 2017 so far. So many amazing Australian authors. So many delightful, magical, wonderful YA stories. It’s pure heaven!
Covering pretty much every genre out there, Begin, End, Begin offers a beautifully diverse spectrum of storytelling. We have a bit of everything, from space romance and psychic powers, to time travel and contemporary realism. Besides the fact that all the authors are Australian, there’s really only one thing these stories have in common - every single one them is a sparkling gem!
I was over the moon to read stories from some of my absolute favourite authors ever (I’m looking at you Amie Kaufman, Will Kostakis and Jaclyn Moriarty), as well as discovering some new favourites along the way. (Like how after reading Ellie Marney’s story, I immediately went and bought all three books in the Every series because Watts and Mycroft are my new obsession.)
As well as the above mentioned authors, we also have stories from Alice Pung, Lili Wilkinson, Gabrielle Tozer, Michael Pryor, Danielle Binks and Melissa Keil… and I’m not kidding when I say they are all fantastic.
This awesome anthology makes me proud to be Australian, and so very happy to be a YA reader. I know I am going to be re-reading this collection many times in the future. This is essential reading for fans of all the authors involved, as well as anyone who likes good storytelling.
About the Authors
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times and internationally bestselling co-author of Illuminae and These Broken Stars. Her multiple award-winning books are slated for publication in over thirty countries, though none of them have made it to space yet. Amie did get to work as a storytelling consultant with NASA, though, which was as awesome as it sounds.
Ellie Marney is a teacher and author of YA fiction. Every Breath, the first novel of her YA romantic crime trilogy, the Every series, was listed in 2015 as one of the most-borrowed YA books in Australian libraries, and her books have won or been shortlisted for a bunch of other amazing awards. Ellie advocates for the #LoveOzYA movement, runs #LoveOzYAbookclub online, and is an ambassador for the Stella Prize Schools Program. She lives in a little wooden house on ten acres near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Her partner and four sons still love her, even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go.
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Comments about Begin, End, Begin:
Superb and lovely
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 24th April 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27