Four-star review for Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology


Bec Kavanagh, a Melbourne-based writer, reviewer and manager of the Stella Schools Program, has given HarperCollins’ Young Adult novel, Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology (edited by our very own Danielle Binks) a four-star rating review, saying:

“Begin, End, Begin traverses the rough terrain of adolescence, pausing to wonder at some of the many beginnings and endings that young adults will encounter during their high-school years. This anthology, taking its title and heart from the recent #LoveOzYA movement, showcases the talent of some #LoveOzYA heavyweights. Amie Kaufman explores love and life on Mars, Will Kostakis sees the end of a beautiful relationship before it’s begun, Michael Pryor draws attention to the casualties of political manipulations in an interstellar war, and editor Danielle Binks contributes a bittersweet goodbye between a brother and sister. With pieces that range from the fantastical to those grounded firmly in reality, this collection has a lot to offer its young-adult readership. Readers might dive into a story that’s familiar to them and emerge looking at the world differently. Binks has collected new stories from an excellent group of authors, and although there could be a slightly greater diversity of voices, overall it’s a huge success in what it sets out to achieve: to draw attention to the work of Australian writers and to encourage young adults to expand their reading choices.

The review can be found on the Books and Publishing website:

Harper Collins Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

Four-star review for Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology