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The Yearbook Committee

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Five teenagers Five lives One final yearThe school captain Ryan has it all or at least he did until an accident snatched his dreams away How will he rebuild his life and what does the future hold for him nowThe newcomer Charlie’s just moved interstate and she’s determined not to fit in She’s just biding her time until Year 12 is over and she can head back to her real life a. Oh look at what I found in my Kindle limbo Alright given that it's been stuck at 34% since March I think I can say that it never managed to interest me Oops The Avion My Uncle Flew yearThe school captain Ryan has it all or at least he did until an accident snatched his dreams away How will he rebuild his life and what does the future hold for him nowThe newcomer Charlie’s just moved interstate and she’s determined not to fit in She’s just biding her time until Year 12 is over and she can head back to her real life a. Oh look at what I found in my Kindle limbo Alright given that it's been stuck at 34% since March I think I can say that it never managed to interest me Oops

review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Sarah Ayoub

Nd her real friends The loner At school nobody really notices Matty But at home Matty is everything He’s been single handedly holding things together since his mum’s breakdown and he’s never felt so aloneThe popular girl Well the popular girl’s best friend cool by association Tammi’s always bowed to peer pressure but when the expectations become too much to handle will. This book has come out of nowhere sucker punched me and left my stingy with stars self unable to rate this book anything other than five big fat well deserved starsWhere to start This is an under stated subtle and sophisticated novel about a group of five young people in their last year of high school all of whom finds themselves of the yearbook committee These aren't people who would usually hang out or even talk but over the course of the year we see their respect and concern for each other grow until by the end there is no doubt that they are friendsThe world of Ayoub's book is a mirror to the diversity and multiculturalism of Australian life We have young people in nuclear families young people in single parent families young people in blended families young people being raised by grandparents We have people from Italian heritage from Greek heritage from Palestinian heritage I could go on and on As with Looking for Alibrandi a book this one will undoubtedly be compared to this diversity provides a backdrop of contemporary Australia but that isn't the story As with Alibrandi the story is about five young people finding themselves and their place in the world How do you find your place in the world when in a split second your dreams and everything you've worked for is lost How do you find your place when you have to leave your home your friends and your school to start fresh How can you find yourself when you are busy juggling school and two jobs because your parent is experiencing a major depressive state and can't leave the houseThe young people in this book struggle with pressure Over and over Ayoub shows us the pressure these young people experience Pressure to be thin pressure to do well at school pressure to get a good ATAR pressure to have sex the pressure of familial obligations and expectations But remember before that I said Ayoub was subtle With these heavy themes it would be easy for the book to become claustrophic but Ayoub writes with a light hand That is not to say she doesn't treat her characters or themes with the respect they are due but rather she understands that there is to her characters than just those things Along with the hard times we see them have good times We see them have fun And Ayoub has some very VERY funny times Charlie's bitchy snark is a joy to read I rather think perhaps I saw too much of myself in Charlie at times and there is a scene set in the year 12 retreat that is HILARIOUS I laughed out loud than once in this book True story no hyperboleBut as you would expect with the themes this book covers there are moments that are touching and moving There was an unexpected moment late in the book that made me cry So it's a book that made me laugh; it made me cry I loved the characters; I loved the frank and accurate portrait of an Australia I recognise I can't think of a single thing about this book that I didn't likeHonestly this is the best contemporary YA I've read in one heck of a time Ayoub is one hell of a writer and I'm already lining up her other book to read I'm certain I'm going to be re reading this one as well Kaitlyn and the Highlander young people in their last Yaritai Koto O Yare year of high school all of whom finds themselves of the ABC and 1,2,3 yearbook committee These aren't people who would usually hang out or even talk but over the course of the Writing My Life year we see their respect and concern for each other grow until by the end there is no doubt that they are friendsThe world of Ayoub's book is a mirror to the diversity and multiculturalism of Australian life We have 星籠の海 上 young people in nuclear families The Tokyo Zodiac Murders - Pembunuhan Zodiak Tokyo young people in single parent families Public Sex Stories young people in blended families The Little Guitar young people being raised by grandparents We have people from Italian heritage from Greek heritage from Palestinian heritage I could go on and on As with Looking for Alibrandi a book this one will undoubtedly be compared to this diversity provides a backdrop of contemporary Australia but that isn't the story As with Alibrandi the story is about five Media, History, Society young people finding themselves and their place in the world How do Rationalism you find Omoi no Kakera Vol.1 your place in the world when in a split second The Wraith (Superhero by Night Book 1) your dreams and everything About Face you've worked for is lost How do East Wind you find Mayor your place when 神様のカルテ 2[Kamisama No Karute 2] you have to leave Ice Cream And Suicide (English Edition) your home Men Read Newspapers, Not Minds...and Other Things I Wish Id Known When I First Married your friends and Im Not Crazy I Just Lost My Glasses your school to start fresh How can Neither Sharks Nor Wolves you find Undefeated yourself when Werewolf Erotica Triple Pack you are busy juggling school and two jobs because Modern Logic your parent is experiencing a major depressive state and can't leave the houseThe Ghost (Paladin of Shadows, young people in this book struggle with pressure Over and over Ayoub shows us the pressure these Artful Experiments young people experience Pressure to be thin pressure to do well at school pressure to get a good ATAR pressure to have sex the pressure of familial obligations and expectations But remember before that I said Ayoub was subtle With these heavy themes it would be easy for the book to become claustrophic but Ayoub writes with a light hand That is not to say she doesn't treat her characters or themes with the respect they are due but rather she understands that there is to her characters than just those things Along with the hard times we see them have good times We see them have fun And Ayoub has some very VERY funny times Charlie's bitchy snark is a joy to read I rather think perhaps I saw too much of myself in Charlie at times and there is a scene set in the Wyoming Wild year 12 retreat that is HILARIOUS I laughed out loud than once in this book True story no hyperboleBut as Tender is the Knight you would expect with the themes this book covers there are moments that are touching and moving There was an unexpected moment late in the book that made me cry So it's a book that made me laugh; it made me cry I loved the characters; I loved the frank and accurate portrait of an Australia I recognise I can't think of a single thing about this book that I didn't likeHonestly this is the best contemporary YA I've read in one heck of a time Ayoub is one hell of a writer and I'm already lining up her other book to read I'm certain I'm going to be re reading this one as well

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She finally stand up for herselfThe politician’s daughter Gillian’s dad is one of the most recognisable people in the state and she’s learning the hard way that life in the spotlight comes at a very heavy priceFive unlikely teammates thrust together against their will Can they find a way to make their final year a memorable one or will their differences tear their world apa. The premise of this book was somewhat promising As a reader who loves young adult fiction and doesn't necessarily mind typical YA plot points I thought I'd really enjoy this novel However I was uickly proven wrong when Charlie the self proclaimed killjoy feminist was introduced with the popular jock Ryan the popular by association girl Tammi the nerd Gillian and the loner Matty in tow So many aspects of The Yearbook Committee early on put me off even finishing the childish Facebook posts nobody uses hashtags and LOL like that at the beginning of each chapter the alternating narration which did little for the emotional development between the reader and character the stilted dialogue and undeveloped relationshipsNot to mention Charlie's chapters seemed anything but feminist She implicitly slut shames the popular girls with their heels and short dresses claiming she wished they'd fall over so she could have a laugh The only character's story I really gave half a care about was Matty's He juggles a turbulent home life and multiple jobs to keep his distant mum and himself alive His chapters seemed the most realistic and emotionalWhich says a lot about the other chapters Every single chapter was just a privileged probably with the exception of Matty white teen whinging about life I don't intend to come across as invalidating their experiences of very real issues bullying self image drug abuse but this whole my parents are loaded but I want to be angry with the world trope is not only irritatingly boring but it's also a pretty inaccurate representation of teenagers Not all of us are gifted cars in high school Not all of us are rewarded scholarships into prestigious private schools Not all of us are white heterosexual cisgender slut shaming able elites Sounds harsh but after reading The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis I don't feel as though enough is done to ensure that a message came through by the last page The only time a message is being expressed is at the end Ryan goes on a philosophical monologue that sounds all too sudden and long winded Other than that the end was unsatisfactory and I felt no sense of closure All the plot lines were left dangling in the air I also think Gillian's minutes could've been used to sueeze some tears out of me at the endTo add to that the style of writing in The Yearbook Committee sounded appropriate to a younger audience which didn't help the fact that the multiple issues explored in the book were suited to an older demographic Such issues including sexism substance abuse body image family troubles and even death reuire deep analysis otherwise they aren't worth the trouble of writing If so many serious problems are going to be involved the reader should be able to come away from the book with something to think about Otherwise it just seems like a poorly fleshed out scaffold of what could be a great novelI probably sound like I'm contradicting myself in terms of the social issues in the book so basically here's what I mean 1 The diversity in this book is not tremendous There is one Lebanese boy who shows up for a grand total of two pages There is a boy with Down Syndrome who is nothing than a background character Everyone else is either rich white in some other way privileged or all of the above2 While there is a lack of diversity in characters a plethora of other issues Death Mental illness Drink spiking are introduced That being said the novel barely skims the surface of these social problems At most a feminist is present in the book She's annoying and pretty anti feminist in my eyesI felt no chemistry between Ryan and Charlie The yearbook committee as a whole didn't feel like a group of newly formed REALISTIC friendships A massive leap was taken between Matty's reluctance towards friendship and his buddy buddy closeness to Charlie and Gillian Maybe the bar has been raised so high after reading The Sidekicks that my enjoyment of this book was not as tremendous as expected Whatever the case The Yearbook Committee is a nice light read for early high school students but could've reached a broader audience had the writing and plot been developed Two stars