Review Blog

Nov 04 2010

Mice by Gordon Reece

cover image

Allen and Unwin; 2010.
(Suitable for Year 10-12) The first part of this novel is quite disturbing due to girls subversively bullying and harassing Shelley. When the truth becomes evident Shelley and her mother decided that it is best if they move from their comfortable lifestyle to a quiet life in the country. This was meant to be the plan however not all goes according to this plan.
This novel is about gaining strength and realizing that you cannot be a victim forever. But in order to have this strength, compromise and morals are called into question. The characters are well defined and the story is well written with the reader constantly questioning what is fair and just.
Wendy Rutten

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates