25 November 2010


by Karen Tayleur
black dog books. Australian, Young Adult. Paperback, rrp $18.99

Guest Reviewer - Jo Burnell

Although Six starts off at a tragic road accident, it is about so much more. The lives of six very different characters draw you into their world and won’t let go. Year 12 at Silver Valley High is like any around Australia, or the world for that matter.

What is different in Six is that things are never as they seem when Karen Tayleur is guiding the course. At one point, I thought I’d been sucked into a murder mystery where everyone was a suspect. Then I was hoping for a happy ending in the quest for love, before realising the double twist.

Six is a tale of romance and psychic powers, of rebellion and secrets, of tragedy and subterfuge, depending on your point of view. Will you foresee the end? I doubt it. It was the last thing on my mind. Six is a ripping good read. Not too dark, not too light. My only complaint is that it was too short. Can’t wait for the next one, Karen.

Karen Tayleur’s Chasing Boys was reviewed in Issue 2 of The Reading Stack, Hostage reviewed on 18 October 2009 and Halloween in Christmas Hills (The Legend of Stingy Jack) reviewed on 26 October 2009.

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