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Junior Fiction Reviews

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'47 Degrees'
by Justin D'Ath

"I feel this is a really important novel that highlights the hardships of Australian bushfires and their impact on communities. Told from the point of view of thirteen year old Zeelie, the dangers and destruction of the Black Saturday bushfires are captured beautifully and draw emotion. Although the story is fictional, the story comes from the author's own experience in the days of the bushfire.

"The way it's written is phenomenal. Each chapter is fast paced, breathtaking and filled with hope. Zeelie and her father must make difficult/heartbreaking decisions, one of them leaving Zeelie's horse Remu behind. They haven't had contact with Zeelie's mum and brother since they called from the hospital, instead they just hope they are still in Melbourne.

"It's a great book for upper primary school readers and an easy read. I loved reading 47 Degrees and have read it many times over. The book includes a map of bushfire affected areas and towns and photos of Justin D'Ath's property and home destroyed in the bushfires. I would definitely recommend this book for reading!"

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