by Leanne Hall
Text Publishing Company. Young Adult, Australian. Paperback RRP $19.95
Reviewer – Sandy Fussell
In Shyness the sun never rises. In this eternal night Wildgirl and Wolfboy embark on a dangerous mission - finding self esteem and a reason to live.
But Wildgirl and Wolfboy must first come to grips with their pasts. On this night, they do it together.
This book is unusual and unique. It’s different to anything else I’ve read but has all those elements I enjoy – it’s exciting and sensitive. It leaves you feeling that you have experienced something you could never imagine.
This is Shyness was the winner of the 2009 Text Publishing Prize, The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.