Sunday, 10 April 2016
Review: Frankie by Shivaun plozza
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza is about a teenage girl living in Collingwood and she has some serious anger issues. She lives with her aunt and has not seen her mother since she was four. Then a half brother turns up that she didn't know she had. She asks questions when he goes missing, that no one else is.
The character Frankie is well developed, her anger issues have been well thought out and her exchanges with a psychologist are well written. There is a strong connection to place in this story and it provides great descriptions of real Australian suburbs.
However by the end of the story I didn't know who was responsible for the crime that took place. I think I missed something somewhere. This wasn't my kind of story but I do love to see a different kind of class representation in Aus YA so it really is kicking goals on that front. I'm not usually into the mystery or crime genre so that is probably why I didn't get into it as much as I'd hoped.