Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The yearbook committe by Sarah Ayoub

The yearbook committee is Australian to the core. It's rich, diverse and deliver's some valuable lessons, to the reader, but it's also funny! The use of Australian colloquialisms is perfect. This is exactly the kind of book I wanted to find, when I set myself the challenge to read as many Asus YA novels this year.

The layout is clever and really adds to experience of this book. I loved Gill's minutes from their meetings. The grid paper looked really cool and I love the profiles each character had at the beginning of their chapters.

Each teenager speaks for their point of view, and each character's story get's a good amount of time. I didn't feel like anyone's story was rushed. Although I feel like there should have been at least a reference to my favourite character's funeral. Sorry I just really loved that person! Despite that though it has a really strong ending and in all honesty is thought provoking. Sarah Ayoub's writing has a beautiful quality to it, that I as an aspiring writer, can only ever dream to one day achieve. Please read this and share with young people, this book has many important messages in it. I hope one day it gets added to the school curriculum.


  1. I absolutely adore the cover of this book! It sounds pretty rad and that it would have loads of important messages that would really resonate with the reader. I think it'd be really interesting to read all the colloquial phrases in the book though, being from America.

    - Aila @ Happy Indulgence

    1. Hi Aila thank you for leaving a comment. I loved the colloquial element so much, for me it was like putting on a comfy pair of pyjamas. If you get around to reading it, I hope you love it, including our quirky colloquial phrases!