The Dog Runner
Allen & Unwin
August 26, 2021
MacDibble writes from Ella’s point of view about a dystopian Australia, where a fungus has killed all of the food. Ella has a brother named Emery who is three years older than her, and her dad lives with her too.
Her mom is an electrical engineer, and she is gone; working in the city. They live with three dogs: Maroochy, Bear and Wolf. Emery trades some of Ella’s cookies for two dogs and a dog cart. While their dad is out they realise they have to make the trip to Emery’s ma’s mushroom farm. Read more
Across the Risen Sea
July 20, 2021
Across The Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble is a lovely book about two young people, Neoma and Jaguar, or Jag for short.
This book is written from the perspective of Neoma. The story begins at the beach where they take turns swimming and find some unexpected visitors that have come from the Valley of the Sun. They live in a small community on the high ground living gentle lives until they meet some people who speak a very strange language.
Jag is regularly afraid of stuff, but never leaves Neoma to face things alone. Read more