The Second Phase
June 21, 2022
The Second Phase is the first autobiography I have ever read. What drew me to it was, that I hoped to get a glimpse of what the life of a high profile person was like behind closed doors. Was he swamped with responsibilities? How did he feel about meeting his fans? And, I knew that he would talk about addiction, so I was curious to understand this struggle.
This book follows the life of Sione Faumuina, from childhood to the present, showing his ups and downs. We learn that the ‘dream’ job of becoming a professional sports player may not be suited for everyone. Read more
A Sky of Wretched Shells
The Cuba Press
June 20, 2022
A Sky of Wretched Shells by Mark Blackham is a gripping story about the effects of climate change and the beauty of nature. The story is set on an isolated island where a curious fifteen-year-old boy, Mala, lives. They have everything they need on the island however when two outsiders, Dune and Adriana, arrive there, Mala learns more about the effects of climate change.
Dune and Adriana are running tests to figure out why the island is thriving when everywhere else is dying, but to get the results they must go to a forbidden place on the atoll with the help of Mala. Read more