#LoveOzYA Throwback Thirsday (#8)

Throwback Thursday edition is our way of spreading the love of backlist Aussie books that you might have missed. We'll hopefully be posting a new book each week, and we'd love you to join us!

chiara's pick

Title: Girl Saves Boy
Author: Steph Bowe
Released: August 30th 2010
Publisher: Text Publishing
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The first time we met, Jewel Valentine saved my life.

Isn’t it enough having your very own terminal disease, without your mother dying? Or your father dating your Art teacher?

No wonder Sacha Thomas ends up in the lake that Saturday evening…

But the real question is: how does he end up in love with Jewel Valentine?

With the help of quirky teenage prodigies Little Al and True Grisham, Sacha and Jewel have a crazy adventure, with a little lobster emancipation along the way.

But Sacha’s running out of time, and Jewel has secrets of her own.

Girl Saves Boy is a hugely talented debut novel, funny and sad, silly and wise. It’s a story of life, death, love… and garden gnomes.

why i chose it

This book was published when the author was only sixteen, and that still blows my mind when I think about it because this book was so beautiful and lovely and profound. 

Girl Saves Boy follows Jewel and Sacha, both of whom are characters that I absolutely adored. Jewel doesn't want to live, and Sacha is desperate to. Their relationship is complicated and simple at the same time, and you'll be wishing for a Happily Ever After practically from the moment you meet them. 

When I finished this beautiful book I wanted to cry because there was just so much rawness to this story, and you should definitely read it!

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