Review by Sophie Bartok -- Karinya by Paul Drewitt

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Review by Sophie Bartok -- Karinya by Paul Drewitt

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Karinya" by Paul Drewitt.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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I've just finished reading Karinya[/] by Paul Drewitt: it's the story of 17th years old Kirra who, with the help of the boyfriend Banjo, starts a crusade to improve the lives of the Aboriginal community in Australia.

This story's not just the story of a teenager against the system, it's the story of a native community regaining pride and space in a hostile world.

Kirra is a strong, willful, opinionated girl who, driven by hurt and pride will start a change that will have major repercussions on her community and beyond.

This is a story of activism, where people who see the wrong that's around them decide to put it on themself to make things better.

The way Paul Drewitt writes and makes his characters talk and move almost makes you forget that it's not a woman writing. When you're reading you are Kirra, you are one of "the mob", you cry with them and you can understand them.

4 out of 4

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